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Centre for Health and Inequalities Research

Centre for Health and Inequalities Research (CHIR)

Durham University's Centre for Health and Inequalities Research (CHIR) is an internationally leading, interdisciplinary centre for the study of health, socioeconomic, spatial, gender and other inequalities. Through research and consultancy, CHIR applies socio-spatial analysis to critically address contemporary research and policy questions across three work streams:

  • Dimensions of Health and Inequality - theoretical and empirical analysis of socio-economic, political and environmental determinants of health and inequalities

  • Place-based Responses to Health and Inequality - evaluating interventions to reduce inequalities and/or improve health at the local, national and international scales

  • Visualising Health and Inequality - geographical visualisation, analysis and methodological development around inequalities (incorporating Nomis)

CHIR is led by Durham's Department of Geography in partnership with the School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health, School of Applied Social Sciences, Institute for Hazard Risk and Resilience and the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing. CHIR is a member of Fuse (Centre for Translational Research in Public Health) and the National Institute for Health Research School for Public Health Research.

Contact Details

Department of Geography
Durham University
Lower Mountjoy
South Road, Durham

Tel: +44 (0)191 334 1461
Fax: +44 (0)191 334 1801

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