Research at LiLaC

People’s health is better if they have supportive social relationships, a sense of control over decisions affecting them, fulfilling work, quality education, adequate income and live in a good environment. These conditions also provide the foundation for giving children and young people the best start in life. Yet around the globe – in high-, low- and middle-income countries – millions of people are denied the basic conditions required to protect and promote health and well-being resulting in wide inequalities in life expectancy, premature death and disease and disability free life. Evidence is also accumulating that these inequalities in health across geographies and social groups are widening – a situation that is being exacerbated by climate change and inadequate national and global policy responses to the COVID19 pandemic.

Research by LiLaC members in close collaboration with a wide range of public and professional partners aims to produce evidence to better understand the processes driving these inequalities locally, nationally and globally and to identify ‘what works’ in terms of public policies and other actions to reverse these processes. You will find examples of our research by clicking on the tiles below and further information by following the links provided.

NIHR Public Health Intervention Responsive Studies Teams (PHIRST)




NIHR School of Public Health Research (SPHR)



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Evaluating the health equity impact of policies

Developing and evaluating policy and services for children and young people

Environmental determinants of health equity

Mobilising knowledge from lived experiences to tackle inequalities