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Healthy Environments Research Programme (HERP)
The Healthy Environments Research Programme is dedicated to understanding the effect of the social, physical, cultural, policy and built environments on health. Research in the programme has been supported by research councils, government agencies and charities including Medical Research Council, Economic & Social Research Council, Department of Health, Food Standards Agency, NIHR, The Leverhulme Trust, Countryside Agency, British Academy and the US National Institute of Environmental Health Science.

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Household diversity, food and the construction of 'healthy space' in East London.
This British Academy funded pilot study is concerned with the construction of home and neighbourhood as 'healthy space'. Food practices in a diversity of households provide a central focus, acting as a point of entry to the complex links among place, households, health and discourses of cultural and national belonging.

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