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LiLaCLiLaC is one of nine leading academic centres with excellence in applied public health research which make up the NIHR School for Public Health Research (NIHR SPHR).

LiLaC is The Liverpool and Lancaster Universities Collaboration for Public Health Research. It was founded by Professor Jennie Popay and Professor Dame Margaret Whitehead in 2012. LiLaC’s mission is to produce evidence on how to tackle inequalities in health through action on the upstream causes of inequalities – these are the conditions in which we live or work and where children grow up or people grow old.

LiLaC’s involvement in the School is led by Professor David Taylor-Robinson, Professor Jennie Popay, Professor Ben Barr, Professor Sarah Rodgers and Professor Bruce Hollingsworth.

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Introduction of Universal Credit linked to increase in psychological distress

A new study shows that the introduction of Universal Credit led to a marked increase in psychological distress amongst those affected by the policy.

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An ‘unprecedented’ rise in infant mortality linked to poverty in England

SPHR researchers from LiLaC and Fuse have published an important new study in the BMJ Open, linking the recent rise in infant mortality to poverty.




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Mandy Ellison
Hannah Chadburn
0151 794 4314

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