Health and social inequalities
Theme leads: Professor Kate Pickett and Dr Stephanie Prady, University of York
People with severe mental ill health experience some of the most profound health inequalities of any section of society. The vision for this integrative theme is to maximise the potential for further understanding, and remediating inequalities in health that are related to the social and economic conditions experienced by people with SMI. Astonishingly little is known about this; and the vision for the Closing the Gap Network is to transform our knowledge base. All work commissioned by the Closing the Gap Network will include an 'inequalities lens' and we also seek to increase capacity to undertake such work.
The integrative theme leads will work closely with research focus leads at an early stage to identify and enable the incorporation of inequalities considerations into all activities. Stand-alone outputs such as inequalities-focused reviews will also be commissioned directly through this theme.