Public lecture: What can we do to address child health inequalities?

Professor David Taylor-Robinson at the Public Health England annual conference [credit: PHE]

An inaugural lecture from Professor of Public Health and Policy David Taylor-Robinson will address child health inequalities and what we can do about them.

David’s lecture on Thursday 26 May will detail his research on the causes and consequences of child health inequalities and discuss how we can improve the lives of children growing up in the North of England.

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Professor David Taylor Robinson said: “The rising child health inequalities we are witnessing at the moment are shameful because they are by no means inevitable. Health inequalities are widely considered to be preventable. Kids in the North of England get a particularly bad deal. Poverty drives inequalities between children in the North and their counterparts in the rest of the country, leading to worse physical and mental health outcomes, educational attainment, and life chances. Even before the pandemic, lopsided policy choices have made the situation worse.”

David is a Professor of Public Health and Policy at the University of Liverpool, and affiliate Professor of Child Public Health at the University of Copenhagen. He works clinically as a Consultant in Public Health at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and co-leads the University’s Health Inequalities Policy Research Group (HIPR). David grew up in Liverpool.

David’s lecture takes place at 5.30pm on Thursday 26th May in the Paul Brett Lecture Theatre, (Yoko Ono Lennon Centre), and will be followed by a reception. For those unable to attend in person, the lecture will also be live streamed, more details can be found on the Eventbrite page.