World-renowned health inequalities expert and industry leader to address GCU

19 May 2017

World-renowned health inequalities expert and industry leader to address GCU

Sir Michael Marmot

One of the most famous names in the study of public health and social inequalities in health and wellbeing Sir Michael Marmot is to come to Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU).

The author of the World Health Organization’s report Closing the Gap in a Generation will present a keynote speech at the University’s Research  and Postgraduate Open Event.

The Professor of Epidemiology and Director of the Institute of Health Equity at University College London has led groups on health inequalities for 40 years.

Sir Michael will be joined at the annual event by Andrew Cameron, co-developer of the Design for Business programme at the £80million V&A Museum of Design, Dundee. 

GCU’s Vice-Principal and Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Enterprise Professor Cam Donaldson said: “We are honoured to have such high calibre of speakers at this year’s research showcase. Sir Michael has led pioneering research within epidemiology and it is apt that he should come to Glasgow Caledonian University, where our research strives to work towards solving real societal challenges at home and further afield.

“Andrew’s experience within mechanical engineering and business management is second to none. He has worked globally and in Scotland to support business growth and innovation, and we are delighted to showcase our research to industry leaders.”

Andrew leads a programme of work to link designers to companies across Scotland, which looks at how design and innovation can be applied to any industry to sustainably grow the economy.

GCU Research and Postgraduate Open Event will comprise of a central exhibition area, reflecting GCU’s unique research strengths, as well as information stalls regarding postgraduate and part-time study options.

Sir Michael said: “I am so pleased to be invited back to Scotland and to Glasgow Caledonian University. I am excited by GCU’s research agenda of targeting so comprehensively the UN Sustainable Development Goals and, through that, the causes of ill-health and detriments in wellbeing which still blight society, domestically and internationally.”

Register here for GCU Research Day which will take place on Thursday, June 15.