Investigate the health consequences of inequalities in inner cities
To inform policy on how to tackle inner-city inequalities, we will develop a deeper understanding of the complex interplays that lead to significant disparities in mental health, cardiovascular health and life expectancy. We will use a systems approach to analyse how your socioeconomic status influences your level of exposure to urban stressors as well as your resources to recover from distress.
By using a systems approach, we investigate these complex relationships with a holistic perspective in mind. We use innovative conceptualisation and methodology to fill the current gaps.
Research on the individual and population level
At the individual level, we will examine how to develop interventions to improve the health standards of people living in low SES neighborhoods. Citizen science and co-creation processes will be used to develop a strong collaborative relationship between researchers and participants to improve the efficacy and legitimacy of interventions.
On a wider population level, we will improve current urban health models by addressing the lack of data on the movements of people, the type of exposures people face and the lack of equity assessments.