Tony Robertson, Lecturer in Public Health, University of Stirling
Essentially, it's about the biology of inequality. My work focuses on trying to better understand the mechanisms linking our socioeconomic circumstances (e.g. education, employment, housing) and our health across the lifecourse to help reduce health inequalities. This includes investigating what I call 'the biology of inequality': the biological pathways between socioeconomic circumstances and health; investigating the prevalence, incidence and predictive power of (novel and traditional) chronic disease risk markers; working with community organisations and grassroots activist groups trying to improve population health and reduce health inequalities.
I studied Behavioural Ecology at degree and PhD level before changing my focus to human health and Social Epidemiology/Public Health in 2010 when I joined the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow on a Career Development Fellowship. In 2013 I moved to the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research & Policy (SCPHRP), University of Edinburgh, as the Research Fellow and Lead for the Working Age/Adult Life Working Group. In January 2016, I moved to become Lecturer in Public Health in the Faculty of Health Sciences & Sport, University of Stirling.