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Dr Andy Pennington PhD; MPlan; AFHEA

Research Fellow Public Health, Policy & Systems


Personal Statement

Andy is a public health researcher who specialises in evidence synthesis and mobilisation. He has extensive experience of conducting reviews of theories, concepts, and empirical evidence (systematic reviews, scoping reviews, critical reviews of theory, reviews of reviews, meta reviews), methodological development (reviews, impact assessments), and health and wellbeing impact assessments of complex social determinants of health/health inequalities gained over 21 years at the University of Liverpool. He is a research fellow and the Knowledge Synthesis lead for the Health Inequalities Policy Research team (HIP-R) based in the Department of Public Health, Policy and systems - a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Policy Research on the Social Determinants of Health Equity. He conducts research and project manages programmes for a wide range of funders. He also teaches classes on the Master of Public Health (MPH), and Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) programmes. He originally trained as a town and country planner before developing a broad range of research interests that include health inequalities, community wellbeing, urban health, and individual and community empowerment. He has developed evidence and guidance that has informed debate and practice within the UK Parliament and the European Commission.