Our project on Austerity and Health, conducted by Chik Collins and John Connolly (UWS), Mhairi Mackenzie (University of Glasgow), Mick Doyle (Scottish Community Development Centre) and Gerry McCartney (NHS), has featured in the press recently. It explores the impact on public health in two Ayrshire communities (Kilmarnock and Cumnock) of public service retrenchment and austerity policies, both in the 1980s and in the period since 2008.
Based on the above, the research and its findings have featured in both The Herald and in Discover Society:
Report says deprivation has driven decades of failure for health promotion campaigns (The Herald, 2 April 2016)
Struck by the story of ex-miner, John (The Herald, 4 April 2016)
POLICY BRIEFING: How politics and power create poor health – ‘I think they’re trying to kill folk aff’ (Discover Society, 5 April 2016)