Covid-19 and Health Inequality

Join leading academics from Leeds for a series of live and interactive sessions on YouTube to discuss society’s response to Covid-19 and what recovery might look like.

Investigate how experiences of covid-19 relate to existing health inequalities.

From early in the Covid-19 pandemic, compelling evidence emerged of significant inequalities in health outcomes for different groups, both in the UK and internationally.

Early reports suggested that BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) groups were disproportionately affected by covid-19 in the UK and African Americans in the US, for instance. Subsequent investigations have confirmed these early reports, describing these inequalities. But they have avoided explanations of likely causes.

In this session, we will investigate how experiences of covid-19 relate to existing health inequalities and how we might better understand these through an investigation of the social determinants of health.

Presenters: Nick Emmel, Professor of Social Research Methodology in the School of Sociology and Social Policy, and Dr Tom Campbell, Associate Professor in Social Theory

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