Professor Clare Bambra

Professor Clare Bambra

Clare Bambra is a Professor of Public Health at Newcastle University. She is also our theme lead for Inequalities and Marginalised Communities.

Clare Bambra (PhD, FAcSS)  is Professor of Public Health.

She is the Inequalities lead for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) North East and North Cumbria.

She is also national ARCs lead for Inequalities, as well as leading the NIHR ARCs National Consortia for Health and Care Inequalities.

She is an interdisciplinary social scientist working at the interface of public health, social epidemiology, social policy, and health geography. Her research focuses on understanding and reducing health inequalities.

She is also an NIHR Senior Investigator and has leadership roles in several large research collaborations: CHAIN: Centre for Global Health Inequalities ResearchNIHR Policy Research Unit in Behavioural ScienceSIPHER: UKPRP consortium on Systems Science in Public HealthNIHR Applied Research Collaboration – North East aARC)NIHR School for Public Health Research and Fuse: the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health

She also leads a Wellcome Trust grant investigating regional health inequalities in England and co-leads an NIHR grant on the mental health impacts of Universal Credit.

She has extensively analysed COVID-19 and health inequalities and she led the Independent SAGE report on Covid-19 and Health Inequalities, the NHSA report on Covid-19 in the North and she co-leads a Health Foundation Grant on Covid-19 and Health Inequalities.

She is a member of the IPPR Commission on Health and Prosperity and she works regularly with various policy and practice organisations including the NHS, Local Authorities, OHID, the European Union and WHO.

She has published widely including several award-winning books and her research is regularly covered by the media.