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Keeping people out of hospital through environmental, health and social research


The work of Brunel University London’s Institute of Environment, Health and Societies was featured in a film launched at the Royal Society of Public Health’s annual award dinner.

The Public’s Health Across the Life Course is a news and current-affairs-style programme, anchored by Natasha Kaplinsky, which explores how different issues and events impact on health at different stages of our lives. 

The collaboration between the RSPH and ITN Productions showcased the Institute alongside a range of other universities, public bodies and associations, all of which demonstrate a significant and important impact on public health.

The Institute of Environment, Health and Societies brings together 150 researchers from disciplines across Brunel, covering six themes: ageing studies; biomedical engineering; environment and health; synthetic biology; welfare, health and wellbeing; and health economics.

In the 5-minute video, reporter Katy Haswell talks with director Professor Susan Jobling to understand the Institute’s holistic, evidence-based approach; with sport and health researcher Dr Louise Mansfield about understanding the obstacles to physical activity and the need to challenge them; and with health economist Dr Nana Anokye about how prevention represents better value for money than cure.

Sport England’s Sarah Ruane and Peter Shears from Brentford FC Community Sports Trust also speak about how their organisations have benefited from the Institute’s expertise and evidence base.

The RSPH is an independent health education charity and the world’s longest-established public health body, with anyone working in public health eligible to join.

Read more about Brunel University London’s Institute of Environment, Health and Societies.

Reported by:

Joe Buchanunn, Media Relations
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