The Liverpool and Lancaster Universities Collaboration for Public Health Research was founded by Professor Jennie Popay and Professor Margaret Whitehead in 2012. LiLaC's mission is to produce evidence on how to tackle inequalities in health through action on the upstream causes of inequalities - these are the conditions in which we live or work and where children grow up or people grow old.
We are a group of researchers working across a range of disciplines from Liverpool university and Lancaster university, who are committed to tackling inequalities in health.
LiLaC is one of eight academic centres of public health excellence making up the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) School for Public Health Research (SPHR). LiLaC is a partner in the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research & Care for the North West Coast (NWC_CLARHC) and is also a collaborator in one of two Health Protection Research Units to be established by Liverpool university’s Institute of Infection and Global Health.