Our goal for healthier lives
We understand the importance of a world that recognises and protects the most vulnerable and acknowledges the importance of a healthy mind as well as a healthy body. Our ethos is one of equity and helping researchers move beyond the restrictions of traditional subject disciplines.
We aim to support the work and respond to the needs of researchers, practitioners, policy-makers, service users and their families and carers by bridging the gap that can exist between research and practice and different disciplines to achieve good physical and mental health. Focusing on the social and economic factors that contribute to good health (including no poverty or hunger, clean air, water and sanitation, shelter, universal healthcare and the reduction of health inequalities), we aim to help research influence real world change in people’s health and wellbeing.
Paula Kennedy, Publishing Development Manager, Healthier Lives.
If you're an author, researcher, or someone who cares as much as we do, we would love to work with you, and help your research to bring about healthier lives for all. Get in touch.
Healthy lives gateway
This gateway sits on our open access platform, Emerald Open Research. All research published within the gateway is freely available to read, download and share.
We have collated a range of resources into themes relating to the UN SDG goals.
Related journal articles
A selection of our healthier lives articles.
Presents an analysis of a “county lines” safeguarding partnership in a large city region of England...
Practical considerations and community resilience implications for COVID-19 pandemic.
Implications for dual-career parents working from home.
Lessons learnt for the prevention of COVID-19 stigma and its mental health impact.
Findings from comparative case studies of eight public hospitals in Australia.
Explores practitioner perspectives of working within a MASH.
Explores why autistic people and their caregivers choose interventions other than applied behavior...
A selection of our recent healthier lives titles all with sample chapters available at the Emerald Bookstore.
A Guidebook for Managers.
Discusses the impact of neoliberalism on public health and the social construction of health and...
Guides carers on activities or practices that help people stay healthy or improve their physical and...
Opinion & blogs
We welcome contributions from academics, policymakers and professionals about key issues in their area of work. If you have a blog you would like to share, let us know.
Look who's talking about mental illness
Hannah Zeilig, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, and University of East Anglia, UK addresses the conversations around mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Peter Krykant & UK drug consumption rooms – is their time finally here?
Martin Powell, Head of Partnerships for Transform Drug Policy Foundation talks about his conversations with Peter Krykant, who has been operating his Overdose Protection Service for more than six months now.
UN reclassification of cannabis achieves little for patients’ rights
The removal of cannabis and cannabis resin from schedule IV by the UN appears to be a positive move and has been touted to speed up desperately-needed...
What’s it like to be a workplace mental health first aider?
Found in more and more workplaces, mental health first aiders are ordinary members of staff who have been trained to spot the signs of mental illness...
Are you sitting uncomfortably? How access to the experience and expertise of mental health service users can enhance professional learning
Author: Charlotte Wilson, Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology, School of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin Email...
Why have some people’s anxiety levels decreased during lockdown?
The injunction to enjoy in a world of universal boredom Author: Nicholas Gibbs, a criminology PhD student at Northumbria University. For many students...
News & press
Below we have a collection of news articles centred around aspects of healthier lives.
One size does not fit all: customising the technology needs and wants of an aging society
Author: Johanna L. H. Birkland, Assistant Professor of Communication, Bridgewater College. For a truly technologically ‘inclusive’ society, technology...
Emerald achieves Silver at Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Awards
Emerald has been recognised at an awards ceremony for its commitment to workplace wellbeing. Emerald was one of 103 organisations to take part in Mind...
The evolving digital divide : from the first to the third level
The rise of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) was seen at the beginning as an opportunity for freedom of information, and to level up...
International Day of Disabled Persons
For research to have real impact, it must be inclusive – shaped by diverse voices at every stage.
British Food Journal’s 120th anniversary coincides with World Food Day
Bingley, UK Tuesday 16 October 2018 - The British Food Journal (BFJ) has chosen World Food Day, 16 October - with its theme of 'Our actions are our...
Your publishing development manager
I’m the Publishing development manager for Healthier Lives, working across Emerald’s publishing programmes for SDG-aligned research on improving health and wellbeing. I also support researchers and institutions in open research publishing, with responsibility for Emerald’s Open Research Gateway for Healthy Lives.