Institute of Public Health and Wellbeing

What we do

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Public health and wellbeing at Essex is local, regional, national and international in its research scope, collaborations and impact.

Our world-class research, health sector collaborations, internationally-recognised infrastructure, community facilities, and researchers working across disciplines enable us to help shape public health and wellbeing.

Our mission

We believe the best medical approaches and technologies need to be coupled with clear thinking about how to reduce social and economic barriers to health and care. This will help to limit inequalities and discrimination, which will contribute to achieving good public health and wellbeing for all.

  • We use robust research methodologies and partnerships with health and care delivery organisations to explore why key challenges remain and provide solutions for practical and policy implementation.
  • We harness our unique combination of expertise in artificial intelligence, advanced analytics and societal research, to create insight and propel it forward with partners who will address the big issues.
  • We underpin our expert research with our unique knowledge of data to understand the multiple root causes of ill-health, supporting change through collaboration, partnership, innovation and community engagement.


Dr-Mariachiara Di Cesare
"The IPHW is an inclusive space, fostering dialogue across a community of researchers, stakeholders and any other interested parties, bringing new potential to advance the most important challenges ahead and contributing towards improving the health and wellbeing of many."
Professor Mariachiara Di Cesare Director, Institute of Public Health and Wellbeing

Global health expert Dr Mariachiara Di Cesare is founding Director of the Institute of Public Health and Wellbeing. She’s outlined how her expertise supports our vision.

The Institute of Public Health and Wellbeing is built on solid foundations. Our Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research Professor Chris Greer has outlined how our growing research community will help us achieve even more.

Chris Greer
"For decades Essex researchers across science and health, social sciences, and the arts and humanities have turned their attention to public health and wellbeing. We have a proven track record in developing high-impact, world-class research that informs policy and practice, shapes public understanding, and improves people's lives."
Professor Chris Greer Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research
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