Susan Elliott releases new edition of Geographies of Health

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Book coverSusan Elliott, a professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management, cross appointed with the School of Public Health and Health Systems has released a new edition of her seminal book Geographies of Health: An Introduction, co-edited with Anthony C. Gatrell of Lancaster University's Lancaster Medical School.

As the third edition the publication sets out the debates and reviews evidence linking health outcomes with social and physical environments. The well-established text offers an accessible overview of the theoretical perspectives, methodologies, and research in the field of health geography.

Updates include:

  • International examples, drawn from a broad range of countries, and extensive illustrations
  • Unique in its approach to health geography, as opposed to medical geography
  • New chapters focus on contemporary concerns including neighborhoods and health, ageing, and emerging infectious disease
  • Offers five new case studies and an fresh emphasis on qualitative research approaches
  • Written by two of the leading health geographers in the world, each with extensive experience in research and policy
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