HERON Conference

The first Health Inequalities Research Network (HERON) Conference took place on 14-15th May 2014 in London, England at the Coin St Neighbourhood Centre. The event brought together researchers, voluntary organisations, community leaders and service providers, all with an interest in health inequalities for two days of talks and discussions. Find out more here.

Our keynote speaker, Dr. David Williams’ inspiring talk is now available via soundcloud.

You can also follow the Powerpoint presentation here as you listen.

There are many more podcasts available on our soundcloud page from the conference for you to listen to here.

HERON is an international network founded in 2010. It aims to develop and promote the interaction of health practitioners and researchers with community members and representatives to enable a more collaborative approach to action and research in inequalities in health and health service use at national and community levels.

The conference was organised as a part of the ESRC/NIH funded US-UK Comparison of Discrimination & Disparities in Health & Health Service Use study, and featured the distinguished keynote speaker, Dr. David Williams (Harvard University; Florence Sprague Norman & Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health, Professor of African and African American Studies and of Sociology). The conference was funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council.

HERON Conference Committee 

The HERON Conference committee members are researchers from King’s College London and Columbia University, New York, including Dr Stephani Hatch, Prof. Bruce Link, Prof. Matthew Hotopf, Dr Dana March, Prof. Graham Thornicroft, Dr Craig Morgan, Dr Charlotte Woodhead, Billy Gazard, Dr Samuel Harvey, Prof. Ezra Susser, and Prof. Ian McKeague. If you have any questions regarding the conference please email us at heron@kcl.ac.uk..


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