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.

Our goals: Fairer society | Healthier lives | Responsible management | Quality education for all

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.


Mental health – social inclusion & loneliness

COVID-19 has had a negative impact on people's mental health and well-being causing social isolation and loneliness. Read/watch our latest research and blogs/videos.

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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.

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Calls for papers

Browse the latest calls for papers in the area of healthier lives.

Advancing Integrated Care with Digital Health Innovation
Guest Editors Carolyn Steele Gray, [email protected] Nick Guldemond, [email protected] Jordi Piera Jiménez, [email protected] Irina Efimenko, [email protected]   The interest…
Recent developments in the assessment, management and treatment of psychopathy
Journal of Criminology Research, Policy and Practice invites submissions for a special issue on new theoretical and practical developments in the assessment, management and treatment of psychopathy.…
Suicide and Self-harm: New Research Directions
Guest editors: Sarah Waters [email protected] Julian Ashton [email protected]   Key dates: Submission of 350 word abstracts: 30 July 2021 Deadline for full submissions: 21 September…
Indigenous knowledge systems and mental health
Guest Editors: Professor Tholene Sodi, Professor Di Bailey The special issue of Journal of Mental Health, Training Education and Practice will focus on issues surrounding indigenous knowledge…
Integrated approaches to health and wellbeing: learning from Nordic perspectives
There is a need for a fundamental shift from sick care to preventive health to ensure the longevity of our healthcare systems and improved quality of life. The Nordic Health 2030 Movement aims at…
Call for Submissions: Student Section
Tizard Learning Disability Review – Call for Submissions Student Section Students are the future of service development and research. TLDR is widely used in educational settings and we have published…
COVID-19 in Agricultural and Development Economics
Guest Editors Hung-Hao Chang, National Taiwan University, TaiwanDoo Bong Han, Korea University, South KoreaShimokawa Satoru, Waseda University, JapanFeng-An Yang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan…
Psychological Therapies
Guest Editor: Nigel Beail   The special issue of Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities will focus on issues surrounding Psychological Therapies in order to evidence and promote…
Business, Human Rights and the Environment: Implications for Healthcare
Guest Editors: Dr. Bilal Salih Alhayani Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul -Turkey [email protected][email protected] Dr. Bashar Yahya University of Mosul, Mosul - Iraq…
Global Health Emergency, Risk and Knowledge Management Across Cultures
Guest Editors Professor Tachia CHIN, Zhejiang University of Technology, [email protected] Professor Shouyang WANG, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science and University of Chinese…

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.

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Responsible management

Getting help to those who need it in a pandemic: addressing the challenges of humanitarian supply chain operations

Denise DP Thompson – John Jay College of Criminal Justice – talks about the need for strategic thinking on pandemic humanitarian supply chains and logistics

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Food and sports market insights: a different story after COVID-19

Sima Hamadeh, Associate Professor of Public Health Nutrition & Program Coordinator of Nutrition and Dietetics Sciences at Haigazian University in Lebanon discusses the use of AI and AR in food and sports industries.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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...


Other resources

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Case studies

Global teaching materials to engage and inspire. Students can test their assumptions and decision-making skills about real world problems.

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Expert Briefings

We've teamed up with Oxford Analytica to deliver Expert Briefings through Emerald Insight. Read unbiased analyses on world events and their potential political, social and economic effects here.

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Emerald Engage

Join thought leaders in your field to share views, exchange ideas, get advice and make connections.

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ScienceOpen Collection

We've partnered with ScienceOpen to create a healthier lives collection that will be updated regularly to reflect our latest mission-related content. 

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Your publishing development manager

Paula Kennedy

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. 

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