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Tim Blackman

Tim Blackman is Professor of Sociology and Social Policy and Vice-President for Research at The Open University, UK, where his work currently focuses on urban change.


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Placing health

Neighbourhood renewal, health improvement and complexity

Placing health tackles the question of how health is affected by where people live, through an examination of England's Neighbourhood Renewal Strategy and its health targets. It evaluates the evidence base for the strategy, compares experiences from similar countries, and explores the relevance of complexity theory to area-based health improvement.

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Studying Health Inequalities

An Applied Approach

Through the framework of understanding health inequalities as a 'wicked problem' the book develops an applied approach to researching, understanding and addressing these by drawing on complexity theory.

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