Professor of Epidemiology; Deputy Director, Centre for Future Health; Associate Director, Leverhulme Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity, all at University of York. UK NIHR Career Scientist from 2007-2012, a Fellow of the RSA and a Fellow of the UK Faculty of Public Health. Co-author, with Richard Wilkinson, of the best-selling and award-winning The Spirit Level and The Inner Level. Co-founder and Chair of The Equality Trust.  Global Ambassador for the Wellbeing Economy Alliance and member of the Club of Rome.

Articles by this author Sort by : TopicSectionDate

COVID-19 is a horrible global crisis.  Yet, like previous horrible global crises, including WWI and WWII, it also presents an opportunity and an obligation to rebuild our global society to adapt to changing conditions. The question is: what kind of change trajectory do we want? One comparable to WWI’s vindictive Treaty of Versailles or one …

Read more

Introduction In the last 50 years, the biosphere, upon which humanity depends, has been altered to an unparalleled degree[i]. The current economic model relying on fossil resources and addicted to “growth at all costs” is putting at risk not only life on our planet, but also the world’s economy. The need to react to the […]

Read more