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MPH 'Public Health Voices' Webinar Series

‘Public Health Voices’ is a webinar series, open to all, which aims to engage with and showcase the importance of interdisciplinarity in public health research and training.

By working together with multiple disciplines, and in collaboration with local communities, local government, the NHS, the third sector, and industry, we can have a real impact on public health research and practice.

The topics that will be explored in this webinar series illustrate the key themes of our new, innovative online Master of Public Health (MPH) programme: interdisciplinarity, inequalities, citizen voices, practitioner voices, core public health skills, implementation, action, and impact. Find out more about the MPH.

Past events


Urban Health and Climate Change: What can our city tell us about our health?

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Our cities shape our health, from the air we breathe, to the buildings we live in, to our access to open spaces, transport, and public services. Climate change threatens to undo years of progress in public health and sustainable development and, within the urban space itself, dramatic differences between urban communities are widening health inequalities.

Watch this webinar to hear from urban health and climate change experts as we explore how urban characteristics can influence health and disease in the urban context.

Speakers: Prof David Osrin (Institute for Global Health), Dr Marina Romanello (Institute for Global Health), Dr Helen Pineo (Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering) and Vicky Hobart (Greater London Authority).


Build back fairer: tackling health inequalities for a healthy future

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The social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age and people’s access to power, money and resources. Social determinants are the major drivers of health inequities – unfair, avoidable and remediable differences in health between social groups.

A sustained, collaborative approach is needed that reaches across health, social and economic actors, across communities and countries, with health and social justice at its core.

Watch this webinar to hear from Prof Sir Michael Marmot and European partners as they outline key considerations in tackling the social determinants of health as a matter of social justice.


Everyone In: Citizen Voice in Inclusion Health

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Socially excluded groups, such as people affected by homelessness, drug use, imprisonment, and sex work, often have had experiences of poverty, violence, complex trauma, stigma, and discrimination. This leads to multiple health issues, such as poor mental and physical ill health and substance dependence. Socially excluded groups often have extremely poor health outcomes that are much worse than the general population, contributing to health inequalities.

Inclusion Health is an emerging discipline which aims to prevent and redress the extreme health harms and inequalities caused by social exclusion through action-oriented services, policymaking, research, education, and advocacy. Central to this approach is the involvement of people with lived experience of social exclusion to understand and prioritise problems from their perspective and to co-produce effective solutions.

Watch this webinar to hear Inclusion Health experts discuss the importance and value of involving people with lived experience of social exclusion and show how this is key to designing effective interventions and solutions.

This event was hosted by Serena Luchenski (Programme Director for the Master of Public Health and NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow at the UCL Collaborative Centre for Inclusion Health).


  • Stan Burridge (Director of Expert Focus and Lived Experience Expert)
  • Binta Sultan (Inclusion Health Consultant at Find&Treat, NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow at UCL Institute for Global Health)
  • Andrew Hayward, Professor of Inclusion Health, Co-Director of the UCL Collaborative Centre for Inclusion Health, Director of UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Healthcare)
  • Vincent O’Reilly (Lived experience expert)