Addressing health inequalities
Creating fairer healthcare systems and healthier lifestyles.
COVID-19 research projects
Our researchers are investigating the impact of a global pandemic and multiple lockdowns on existing and emerging inequalities in our society.
A global perspective
Our academics are working with partners around the world to address issues of access to healthcare, and responding to different challenges around the world.
Healthy policy environment
We're supporting policymakers and practitioners on a local, national and international scale to tackle the challenges of health inequalities.
Funding awarded to researchers exploring the role of community assets in improving health outcomes
Organisations of Hope: Building a Creative Consortium for Health Equity in Greater Manchester explores how creativity, culture and heritage can address inequities.
Multimorbidity research project secures funding
HCRI and partner organisations secure funding for new research collaboration to identify multimorbidity in sub-Saharan African hospitals.
New research project will explore experiences of veterans living with dementia in their own home
The University of Manchester has been awarded £100,000 by Forces in Mind Trust to fund the research which will be led by Manchester’s Dr Lydia Morris, alongside Professor Anthea Innes from McMaster University, Hamilton.
The Greater Manchester Creative Health Strategy Launch
The GM Creative Health Strategy launch delivered a brilliant showcase for Greater Manchester’s future as a creative health city region.
Greater Manchester awarded its largest ever research funding to tackle health inequalities and drive
£59.1 million has been awarded to the city region to improve patient’s lives in Greater Manchester.
Determinants of inequalities
Social, demographic and environmental drivers determine the health experiences of different communities and people. At The University of Manchester, we investigate the root cause of health inequalities and apply effective solutions to resolve these challenges.
Access to decent healthcare and experience of healthy lifestyles and outcomes can dramatically impact people’s lives. At The University of Manchester, we are using our expertise to understand how health inequalities can have lasting consequences for individuals and communities.
Our researchers are looking at why individuals from ethnic minority backgrounds are statistically more likely to be diagnosed with schizophrenia and psychosis than other groups in the UK, but are the least likely to access psychological care, and what needs to be done to change this.
With 1 in 2 people in the UK being diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, and around 20,000 extra cancer cases in the most deprived areas, University of Manchester researchers are looking at what needs to be done to tackle the issue.
University research into health inequalities shows that investing in the health of the population could translate directly into substantial gains in productivity and output.
Having an impact
We’re committed to making a difference to communities on a local, national and global scale. Researchers are delivering proactive solutions to tackle the inequalities they identify.
Creativity, health and wellbeing cafés
Collaboration between the creative and health and care sectors has never been more important, particularly at a time when Greater Manchester aspires to become the first Creative Health City Region.
Our research is empowering Indonesian patients to use technology to monitor their risk of cardiovascular disease and helping to extend life expectancy.
Research institutes and centres
At Manchester we are bringing together expertise from across the University and our partners to meet the challenges posed by health inequalities. Our interdisciplinary institutes and centres look at health through a broad range of lenses.
- Health organisation, policy and economics (HOPE)
- Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA)
- Centre for Dynamics on Ethnicity (CoDE)
- Global Development Institute (GDI)
- Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI)
- Work and Equalities Institute (WEI)
- Manchester Environmental Research Institute (MERI)
- The Christabel Pankhurst Institute
- Thomas Ashton Institute for Risk and Regulatory Research
- Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute
- NIHR – Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) Greater Manchester
- Health e-research Centre
Sustainable Futures Celebration Showcase
28 - 29 November 2022,
This event celebrates one year since Sustainable Futures at The University of Manchester externally launched, and will bring together researchers from across the University and key..
SCI Annual Lecture 2022: In Conversation with Kate Raworth
6 December 2022, 3pm-6pm
The Sustainable Consumption Institute is delighted to welcome Kate Raworth (author of Doughnut Economics) at the Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, for..
Work with us
Together, we can tackle inequalities.
At Manchester, we're committed to achieving health equity Whatever your discipline or interest, work with us to help create a healthier future for people and communities in Greater Manchester, across the country and around the world.