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.
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.
Health inequalities & the pandemic
Has the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated existing inequalities in health care? Read/watch our latest research and blogs/videos.
We have collated a range of resources into themes relating to the UN SDG goals.
Has the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated existing inequalities in health care?
Can the effects of isolation and loneliness be combatted during COVID-19 lockdowns?
Coming in October
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...
Calls for papers
Browse the latest calls for papers in the area of healthier lives.
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.
Locked down by inequality: Why place matters for older people during COVID-19
Older people have borne the brunt of deaths from COVID-19, whether in hospital or in care homes and the full scale of related changes will not be known for some time. For now, it is evident that the coronavirus emergency sits alongside a crisis in many of the communities in which older people live.
COVID-19 and deprivation: levelling upstream
Michael Calnan (University of Kent) and Tom Douglass (University of Ulster) discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has brought into sharp focus the last decade of deteriorating public health, stalling life expectancies, and widening inequalities in England.
Live and let die? Laissez-faire responses to the pandemic exacerbated unequal health usage
William Foley, European University Institute discusses the unequal impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on income, wealth and health, and the correlation of this with the intensity of governmental responses.
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
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.
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.
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
At the early stage of research on the digital divide, access to the Internet and ownership of ICTs was seen both by scholars and by policy makers as the most crucial factor. The possibilities for an individual to access and use the Internet are at the base of the first level of digital divide.
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.