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.
New research reveals economic impact of pandemic on ethnic minorities
The University of Manchester's research has documented the economic impact of COVID-19 on ethnic minorities in Manchester.
Ageing, internal migration and health outcomes in China
Manchester research has highlighted the links between ageing, internal migration and health outcomes in China.
Northern regions relegated to bottom of child health league table
A league table ranking child health by football team area has further shown the dramatic health divide between the North and the South.
Eating disorders and self-harm rose among teenage girls during the pandemic
Evidence tells us the measures put in place to contain the COVID-19 virus negatively affected the mental health of young people in the UK.
Manchester gets leading role in government's mental health research investment
Research for people living with mental health conditions has received £42.7m of government funding, with The University of Manchester and partners receiving over £10m from the overall pot.
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.
The Christabel Pankhurst Institute is investigating how health inequities are caused or exacerbated by the introduction of digital technology in health and social care settings.
University research into health inequalities shows that investing in the health of the population could translate directly into substantial gains in productivity and output.
Making 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)
- 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
Policing the Crisis Reloaded: Stop and Search, Gang Violence Matrix, and Structural Racism
4 October 2023, 4pm-6pm
In the first event of the new Racial and Justice Seminar Series, Katrina Ffrench, founder and director of UNJUST, will talk about the organisation's campaign to fight racism and vi..
Reflecting on Environmental NGOs in Regulation
4 October 2023, 5.30pm-7pm
An Inaugural Lecture by Professor Carolyn Abbot Environmental NGOs contribute to the regulatory space in a variety of ways. They can be involved in shaping the rules of regulatio..
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.