Liverpool Responds: Health Inequalities

Liverpool Responds: Health Inequalities


Listen to our expert panellists discuss health inequalities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

About this Event

Join us for the next event in the Liverpool Responds series. Liverpool Responds: Health Inequalities will be led by Professor Iain Buchan, Chair in Public Health and Clinical Informatics and Executive Dean of the Institute of Population Health. It will be a hard-hitting session looking at the region’s health inequalities, already some of the worst in the UK, and worsening rapidly with COVID-19 and responses to it. The event will explore a tale of different pandemics across divides – rich and poor, young and old, BAME and White British, North and South.

Joining Iain will be Liverpool’s Director of Public Health Matt Ashton and expert academics Benjamin Barr, Professor in Applied Public Health Research, who will look at the impact on inequalities so far and likely trends; Professor Sally Sheard, Head of Department of Public Health, Policy and Systems, who will take a historical look at pandemic preparedness and Sophie Wickham, Wellcome Trust Research Fellow, who will highlight issues around the North-South divide and the structural inequalities that COVID-19 has deepened.

This event is free to attend with the opportunity to ask the panel questions following the main discussion.

Liverpool Responds is the University of Liverpool’s fortnightly online event series considering different aspects of the pandemic, its response and the sectors affected by it.

This event will be streamed via Zoom and Facebook.

Registered guests will receive details of the event and, nearer the time, the Zoom link via email in advance of the event.

You do not need a Facebook account to gain access via the University of Liverpool Facebook page and instructions will be provided to all who register for this event.

There is limited capacity on Zoom so places will be allocated on a first come first served basis on the day. Access to the event via Facebook is unlimited.

Guests on both Facebook and Zoom will be able to ask questions to the panel.

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