The Liverpool and Lancaster Universities Collaboration for Public Health Research (LiLaC) was established in 2011. We are multi-disciplinary, drawing membership from across our two research intensive universities in North West England. Our goal is to better understand ‘what works’ to increase health locally, nationally and globally. We focus in particular on action to improve the social, economic and environmental circumstances in which people grow up, live and work. We are members of the NIHR School for Public Health Research and NIHR PHIRST, and our members contribute to the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration for the North West Coast and the NIHR Research Design Service for the North West Coast.


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Latest LiLaC Blog Posts

A Hard Day’s Night: The Politics of Promoting Equity and Health.

Margaret Whitehead has spent the last 40 years attempting to tackle inequalities in health, over 20 of those years in the renowned public health city of Liverpool. It’s been a long and winding road. With tales of the unexpected, she reflects on the politics that have helped or hindered progress towards equity and health.

PHIRST Blog. Tim Wilson, Public Advisor for PHIRST @ LiLaC.

In the first of a series of blogs, Tim Wilson a Public Advisor for PHIRST LiLaC talks about his experiences of being involved in the development of the funding application for PHIRST LiLaC and about his involvement in two evaluations currently being carried out by the team.

No resilience without solidarity

In this latest blog from LiLaC, Harris Kaloudis makes the case for ‘systems’ resilience over ‘community resilience’ in tackling upstream determinants of health inequalities.

Child of the North Report shows widening inequalities for children in the North of England cost billions, increase poverty and cost children’s lives

A recent report led by LiLaC researchers paints a stark picture of inequality for children growing up in the North of England post-pandemic compared to those in the rest of the country.

Looking back on my NIHR School for Public Health Research Postdoctoral Launching Fellowship

The 10th of May 2022 marked the end of my NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR) Postdoctoral Launching Fellowship. For the duration of this award, I was based in the Centre for Health Inequalities Research at Lancaster University (one arm of the LiLaC...