Simon Fraser University's Centre for Dialogue present's Richard Wilkinson for the 2010 Bruce and Lis Welch Community Dialogue.
Richard Wilkinson's work has shaped research on the social determinants of health for over thirty years. Prior to this lecture, he co-authored the international best-seller The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better with Kate Pickett, a ground breaking book that has transformed our views on the interactions between income inequality and health. Dr. Wilkinson co-founded the Equality Trust to further public education about inequality and its consequences, and why reducing income disparity benefits all members of society.
Dr. Wilkinson has played a formative role in public awareness and policy development for thirty years. He began his academic career at the London School of Economics where he studied economic history and then transitioned to the field of epidemiology. He currently is Emeritus Professor of Social Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham, and an honorary professor at both the University College London and the University of York. He has written a dozen books and numerous research papers, and his work has been published in ten languages.
Introduction: Clyde Hertzman, UBC School of Population and Public Health and Director of Human Early Learning Partnership
Moderator: Mark Winston, Academic Director and Fellow, SFU Centre for Dialogue
About the Bruce and Lis Welch Community Dialogue
This annual event is generously supported by the Bruce and Lis Welch Award, and engages the community at large to explore innovative approaches to local issues through dialogue.