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.
What is social care research (and why is it important)?
Read/watch our latest research, blog, videos, and podcast to find out about social care research and why it is so important to enhance quality of life and promote independence.
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.
How has the increase in remote working impacted mental health, connection and loneliness for academics?
Social care research and impact: too long a hidden relation of health
Digitally enabled drug markets: signs of diversification
Why mental health services are failing people of colour in the UK
There’s nothing pedestrian about being a pedestrian: Designing spaces to encourage walking in later life
Refurbishment as a lever for improving the social and emotional wellbeing of older people living in sheltered housing
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
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
British Food Journal’s 120th anniversary coincides with World Food Day
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.
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 .