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.
Martin Whiteford, 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.
Our goal to achieve healthier lives
We champion research that promotes more equitable access to health interventions and health systems, and thereby influences real world change in people’s health and well-being.
How does behaviour impact health and wellbeing?
In our mission to better understand behaviour change on health and well-being, we ask a number of questions.
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.
Calls for papers
Browse the latest calls for papers in the area of healthier lives.
Below is a small selection of our healthier lives titles. You can browse all related titles on the Emerald Bookstore, including access to free sample chapters. We have also selected a sample of eBooks that you will be able to read if your institution has access.
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.
The health and wellbeing benefits of practicing self-compassion
Health and wellbeing amongst people experiencing multiple disadvantage – reflections from the Fulfilling Lives programme
Behaviour change in health communication: why socio-cultural factors matter?
Can we build better leaders in the health sciences?
Lifestyle drift is killing health promotion
What's wrong with patient-centred care?
News & press
Below we have a collection of news articles centred around aspects of healthier lives.
Emerald Publishing introduces new and improved employee benefits
Emerald Group signs up to The Menopause Workplace Pledge
One size does not fit all: customising the technology needs and wants of an aging society
Emerald achieves Silver at Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Awards
The evolving digital divide: from the first to the third level
International Day of Disabled Persons
Your publishing development team
Dr Martin Whiteford
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 Healthier Lives.
Billie Bonevski – Goal advisor
Billie Bonevski is a behavioural scientist, and Professor and Lead of Public Health at Flinders University, South Australia. She is interested in chronic disease prevention and her research is focused on designing and evaluating health behaviour change interventions that have real-world impact. Her research targets population groups at high risk of disease due to sociodemographic, clinical, or cultural factors. Billie is committed to promoting health equity and communicating science.