On Thursday 26 February, GCU London was delighted to welcome Professor Mike Kelly from the University of Cambridge to give a guest lecture to our MSc Public Health students. The students were lucky enough to receive their opening lecture on health inequalities from Professor Kelly.
Professor Kelly is internationally renowned for his work in this area and worked with Professor Antony Morgan, MSc Public Health Programme Leader, as part of the World Health Organisation’s Commission on the Social Determinants of health between 2005 – 2008. He has published more than two hundred papers, reports and chapters in medical, sociological, philosophical, business and public health journals and books, and is author/editor of seven books.
The guest lecture focused on tackling the social determinants of health to reduce health inequalities. This is still a major global concern and many of the causes of these inequalities are both unfair and avoidable. The lecture also focused on understanding the nature of the causes of health inequalities, as this makes it more likely we will know what to do about them and make us more able to promote equitable societies.
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