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.

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.

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.

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Health education and interprofessional practice

Health educators are increasingly prioritising the role of peer education and the impact of user involvement in health education and promotion. We aim to understand some fundamental objectives of health care education.

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Healthier 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.

Health and well-being in construction
Overview: The relationship between workers’ health and the work environment is complex, as several personal and work-related factors could affect their health and well-being. There is a growing…
Participatory Approaches in Ageing Research: Studying Health and Care with Older Adults
 Introduction The inclusion of older people as co-creators of the research process is a relatively new concept comprising a number of approaches like “inclusive research”, “user-led research”, “…
Integrated Care and COVID
Introduction The COVID pandemic brought profound and sudden changes to health systems across the world. This Special Issue invites papers assessing the impact of COVID on integrated care services,…
Integrated care in rural, remote or island communities
Introduction  Most of the literature on integrated care relates to policy and implementation experience in mainland and mainly urban settings. There has been little focus in the integrated care…
The future of service development and research – Spotlight on students
Introduction We are seeking submissions for the special issue ‘Spotlight on students’ in order to showcase the excellent work conducted by students in the field. Articles of around 3000 words are…
Employee voice and silence in the health sector
Introduction  Healthcare systems in most developed countries, including Australia, are facing dramatic challenges in providing high quality and error free patient care. While there are many culprits…
Meeting the trauma needs of Autistic people
Introduction Autistic adults, young people and children are more likely to be exposed to trauma compared to neurotypical populations. Yet, autistic people are under represented in trauma research,…
Exploring happiness in the workplace as an important theme for developing managers post pandemic
Introduction   As the recovery from the global pandemic is taking shape there are indications of a desire to re-think the way our organisations are managed. This special issues seeks to contribute…
Dual Diagnosis in Older Adults
Introduction   Our annual themed issue of Advances in Dual Diagnosis will focus on issues surrounding understanding and/or addressing dual diagnosis (co-occurring substance use and mental health…
The relationship between nutrition and COVID-19
Introduction   The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on health care, and social and economic repercussions, worldwide in recent months. A huge number of studies have been published in the last…

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.

Healthier lives

The role for service users in higher education – why it matters

Eleanor Jack, Bournemouth University, UK, discusses the role of service users in higher education and why this matters.
23/09/2022
Healthier lives

(How) can health education help young people navigate an uncertain world?

The world we live in is abundant with conflicts, change and uncertainty, which raises questions about the contribution that school subjects such as health education can make to prepare young people to navigate such a world. Find out more in this blog by Rachael Dixon and Jenny Robertson.
23/09/2022
Healthier lives

Can Aotearoa's (New Zealand's) Indigenous communities achieve sustainable health equity in the absence of widespread cultural reform?

Dr Amohia Boulton and Dr Tanya Allport, Whakauae Research for Māori Health and Development, New Zealand, discuss the alarming disparity between the health outcomes of Māori and Pākehā (non-Māori).
24/06/2022
Healthier lives

Educational equity & anti-bullying in Northern Ontario, Canada

Robyn O'Loughlin asks whether or not educators can critically evaluate their experiences, attitudes and assumptions and how these may impact the students they teach, particularly Indigenous students.
30/05/2022
Healthier lives

How has the increase in remote working impacted mental health, connection and loneliness for academics?

In this blog, we hear from Dr Janet C Kimeto on her experience of loneliness and how she overcame this.
10/05/2022
Healthier lives

Social care research and impact: too long a hidden relation of health

Julie Bayley and Mo Ray discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light on the challenges of social care.
11/03/2022

News & press

Below we have a collection of news articles centred around aspects of healthier lives.

Responsible management
Healthier lives

Emerald Group signs up to The Menopause Workplace Pledge

Emerald Group has signed The Menopause Workplace Pledge to help create a supportive and understanding place for employees going through the menopause.
14/07/2022
Fairer society
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...
23/09/2020
Healthier lives

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...
07/05/2020
Fairer society
Healthier lives

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.
15/04/2020
Fairer society
Healthier lives

International Day of Disabled Persons

For research to have real impact, it must be inclusive – shaped by diverse voices at every stage.
28/11/2019
Healthier lives

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...
16/10/2018

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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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 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. 

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Dr Zana Khan – Goal advisor

Dr Zana Khan is a recognised leader in the emerging field of inclusion health, particularly as it relates to the role of interprofessional education (IPE). Dr Khan is committed to promoting the UN SDGs and advocating for research with real-world impact. She is based at UCL, which is ranked 8th in the 2022 QS World University Rankings, and is also the lead GP for the South London and Maudsley (SLAM) Hospital Pathway Homelessness Team .