Clare Bambra is Professor of Public Health. Her research examines the political, social, economic and environmental determinants of health; and how public policies and interventions can reduce health inequalities. She has published extensively in these areas including four books: Work, Worklessness and the Political Economy of Health; How Politics Makes Us Sick: Neoliberal Epidemics; Health Inequalities – Critical Perspectives and Health Divides: where you live can kill you. Her research is highly interdisciplinary, applying theories and methods between the social sciences, public health and epidemiology.
She is the Associate Director and Health Inequalities lead for Fuse: Centre for Translational Research in Public Health and an Executive member of the NIHR School for Public Health Research where she is a Senior Investigator on the Communities in Control Project. She is also co-Director of the Equal North research and practice network. She holds a Leverhulme Research Leadership Award which examines Local Health Inequalities in an Age of Austerity and she is the Principal Investigator on the Norface funded grant ‘HiNEWS’ which examines health inequalities in Europe with partners in Norway, USA and Germany. She is also a collaborator on the ESRC Rethinking Incapacity project.