Charles Cully Award for Departmental Professors

Posted on 11 November 2014

Health Sciences professors Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson are the recipients of this year’s annual Charles Cully Memorial Medal and will give the Memorial Lecture, organised by the Irish Cancer Society.

Kate, who is professor of epidemiology, and Richard, an honorary visiting professor in public health and society, will speak on Health and Wealth: The Cancer Gap.

The two professors are acknowledged for their work on The Spirit Level, which discovered the more unequal a society, the unhealthier it is. They used international research to show that among the richest countries it is the more unequal ones that do worse according to almost every quality of life indicator.

Kate said: “We are both delighted and honoured to receive this award and are looking forward to discussing health inequalities and the social determinants of health in Dublin”.

The Charles Cully Memorial Lecture and Medal Award is an annual event. It recognises and awards leadership in the field of cancer control, cancer prevention or health policy and provides an opportunity to highlight best practice or innovation in those areas.

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