Challenging inequalities and improving health and wellbeing among marginalised communities in the UK

When:18 Jul 2018, 4pm - 5pm
Venue:Room 221/223, Level 2, John Goodsell Building, UNSW Kensington Campus
Who:Professor Lisa McDaid, University of Glasgow, Scotland
Professor Lisa McDaid

The seminar will explore the potential for ‘syndemics’ - the term given to the co-occurrence of multiple, interrelated disease epidemics at the individual- and population-level, which develop and are sustained due to harmful social contexts - to further understandings of health inequalities among marginalised communities in the UK. It will draw on examples from Prof McDaid’s research with LGBT communities. The seminar will reflect on the potential to affect change and improve health at the community level via community participative and asset-based approaches.

Lisa McDaid is Professor of Social Sciences and Health and leads a programme of research on Social Relationships and Health Improvement at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow in Scotland. She has expertise in sexual health/HIV and research with LGBT communities and her current research is focused on understandings syndemic health inequalities and the potential for salutogenic, asset-based health improvement to reduce health inequalities experienced by sexual and gender minorities. Lisa is also an Associate Director of the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, a consortium research centre based at the University of Edinburgh.