Emer. Prof. Richard Wilkinson

Richard played a formative role in changing the world agenda of research on the social determinants of health and on the societal effects of income inequality.

With Kate Pickett he co-wrote the award-winning 2009 book, The Spirit Level, which argued that people in more equal societies lived longer, had better mental health, and had better chances for a good education regardless of their background. They went on to found The Equality Trust, which is working to build a social movement for change.

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