Professor Trisha Greenhalgh is looking into how we can make technology work for the elderly
Professor Jonathan Grigg is looking at ways to minimise our exposure to air pollution in urban environments
Professor Allyson Pollock is looking into reducing the high numbers of deaths by accidental injury
Professor Jane Wills makes a case for the living wage and fairer working conditions, starting at Queen Mary
Professor Kam Bhui explores the links between physical activity, wellbeing and mental health
Professor Stephen Stansfeld and Dr Charlotte Clark explore the impact of noise on child development
Professor Steven Cummins is leading an evaluation of the Government's Healthy Towns initiative
Living in a city is a reality for more than half the world’s population – with that figure set to rise to 70 per cent by 2050 (www.prb.org). As a microcosm of society, the urban environment is rich in opportunities for research into the unique challenges posed by city living.
Queen Mary’s location in the UK’s largest and most diverse city, means that those opportunities are on our doorstep. Indeed, much of our research is local, and is informed by our commitment to enhancing our community in east London. Projects include: assessing the levels of pollution in Tower Hamlets; studying migration; measuring the impact of urban regeneration; and working with local communities – and our own staff – to secure better working conditions.
Our activity in this area is in line with the World Health Organization’s European ‘Healthy Cities’ movement:
“The primary goal [...] is to put health high on the social, economic and political agenda of city governments. This is not about the health sector only. It includes health considerations in economic, regeneration and urban development efforts.” (www.euro.who.int)
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