Professor Clare Bambra
I studied political science (BSocSc, Birmingham) and comparative social policy (MA, PhD, Manchester) before moving into public health research. My research is highly inter-disciplinary, using theories and methods from the social sciences, epidemiology and public health. My research focuses on health inequalities and the social determinants of health. I have three main areas of interest: (1) labour markets and the relationships between work, worklessness and health; (2) the influence of welfare state policies and political structures on international variations in public health and health inequalities; (3) Tackling health inequalities by addressing the wider social determinants of health.
I have published widely in these areas with over 100 journal publications, book chapters and reports. I have also published a book with Oxford University Press: Work, Worklessness and the Political Economy of Health.
I was involved in the Department of Health’s Strategic Review of Health Inequalities (Marmot Review), and the European Commission’s review of health inequalities. My research is widely cited in government policy documents, has received media attention, and has also been mentioned in Parliamentary debates on health and welfare. My research and evaluation projects have been funded by ESRC, NIHR, EPSRC, NHS, Department of Health, Department for Work and Pensions.
I am a member of the Social Policy Association, the Society for Social Medicine, and the Socialist Health Association. I am an editorial board member of the Journal of European Social Policy and the Policy Press. I am a panel member for the Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research.
The Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing, Durham University.
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