Area of research expertise - Outline

I am Professor of Applied Social Science and have published on urban policy, community development and on the role of language in processes of social change. My current research is on the health and health inequalities, with a particular focus on the phenomenon of 'excess mortality' in contemporary Scotland and Glasgow and the role of regional and urban policies in its causation.

Target Collaborative Organisations (National, International, up to 3).

Glasgow Centre for Population Health;

NHS Health Scotland; 

Oxfam

Current research activities.

I am currently working on a range of projects around health and health inequalities in contemporary Scotland, including a funded project (NHS Health Scotland) extending previous research on the role of regional policy in relation to Glasgow's and Scotland's 'excess mortality'.

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