Dr Leo Singer

Lecturer Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology


Personal Statement

My research focuses on social inequalities in health, especially why some people suffer from more multiple chronic conditions and earlier in their lives than others. These disparities are not random but driven by specific synergies between biology, social class, environmental context and historical timing. My PhD at the Department of Geography and Planning (University of Liverpool) documented inequalities and social determinants of multimorbidity and functional limitations in the ageing population of England over a period of 14 years.

In October 2020 I started working as a NWSSDTP ESRC Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology. The aim of my fellowship is to raise the impact of my research, organize debate between social and medical sciences and improve awareness of multimorbidity among members of the public. During my 1-year project I will be also exploring biomarkers measured at mid-life and their association with complex multimorbidity in the old age.