Addressing health inequalities
Creating fairer healthcare systems and healthier lifestyles.
Addressing health inequalities at Manchester
Health inequalities span the globe, affecting individuals, communities and populations.
From gender to geography, economics to ethnicity, all of these factors and more affect the opportunities people have to lead healthy lives.
At The University of Manchester we are leading the way, bringing together some of the best academic minds from across our disciplines that span primary care, medicine, business, law, policy, and health economics though to urban planning, data science, engineering and environmental health. We’re creating and sharing knowledge to understand our world and directly change it for the better.
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.
We bring together experts across disciplines to collaborate and innovate solutions to to address health inequalities.
Study shows impact of high GP turnover on service and health
A new study by University of Manchester researchers has revealed the stark impact that high turnover of GPs has on patients’ health outcomes and the service they receive in England.
Racism is 'fundamental cause' of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among ethnic minorities
Racism is the ‘fundamental cause’ of COVID-19 vaccination hesitancy among ethnic minority groups, according to a newly published briefing from the Runnymede Trust and The University of Manchester’s Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity.
Young people's wellbeing falls sharply after starting secondary school
Young people experience a decline in their wellbeing during their first years at secondary school, regardless of circumstances or background, according to new research published in the British Journal of Developmental Psychology.
Biurbs – Biodiversity in the City wins successful funding bid
UK Research and Innovation funding has been confirmed for Biurbs, a research project which will empower communities, built-environment professionals and local authorities to protect and enhance the natural capital in urban areas.
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.
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.
The Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA) explores fundamental questions about ageing.
The Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE) is the UK’s leading centre of research into ethnic, racial and religious inequalities.
Air pollution is not only bad for our environment, but particularly for our health, with disproportionate impact on disadvantaged communities.
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.
Read more about the relationship between digital technology and health inequities
University research into health inequalities shows that investing in the health of the population could translate directly into substantial gains in productivity and output.
Read more : about how investing in the health of the population could translate into increased productivity.
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.
Scans in vans
A new scheme pioneered at Manchester is transforming lung cancer screening and giving patients a better chance of survival.
Our research is empowering Indonesian patients to use technology to monitor their risk of cardiovascular disease and helping to extend life expectancy.
Read more : about our University's analysis and ideas on preventing, detecting, and treating cancer.
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
Training Course on Visualisation & quantification of tomographic datasets
18 - 19 April 2023,
A 2 day training course covering theory and computer-based practical works using the Thermo Scientific™ Amira-Avizo Software. Lab/synchrotron X-ray tomography has emerged as one..
Sustainable Futures Seminar Series
20 April 2023, 2pm-3pm
This event, in partnership with Creative Manchester, will showcase talks from The University of Manchester's Professor Ricardo Climent and Professor Mat Paterson. Agenda 14:00: W..
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.