Geography of health, including:
environmental change and health
mobility and health
Tony Gatrell is Professor of the Geography of Health at Lancaster University and Dean-designate of the newly-created School of Health & Medicine. Prior to taking up this position he was Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and (from 1996-2004) was Director of the Institute for Health Research. Until 1996 he taught in the Department of Geography, where he arrived as a Lecturer in 1984. Previously, he was a Lecturer in Geography at Salford University. This followed postgraduate study at Pennsylvania State University, where, under the supervision of the late Peter Gould, he received a Master's degree, then a PhD, in Geography. He held a Fulbright Scholarship at Penn State and for two years was a Graduate School Fellow.
Tony's research interests are primarily in the geography of health, particularly geographical epidemiology, the geography of health service provision, and geographical aspects of health inequalities. In this work he has made extensive use of spatial data analysis and Geographical Information Systems, co-authoring 'Interactive Spatial Data Analysis' with Trevor Bailey in 1995 (published by Addison Wesley Longman). He is the author of 'Geographies of Health' (Wiley, 2002; second edition with co-author Susan Elliott in 2009). Most recently, Tony published 'Mobilities and Health' (Ashgate, 2011). Tony has taught at postgraduate (Masters) level, contributing to modules on'Health and Environment' and 'Surveys and Questionnaire Design in Health and Social Care'. He has supervised many research students, whose research has ranged from cancer survival, through to cancer epidemiology, the geography of health inequalities, the impact of air pollution on human health, and access to palliative care.
Place of death: analysis of cancer deaths in part of NW England, Journal of Public Health Medicine, 2003, 23, 53-58 (with J. Harman, B. Francis, C. Thomas, S. Morris and M. McIllmurray).
Spatial perspectives in public health, in D. Janelle and M. Goodchild (eds) Spatially Integrated Social Science, Oxford University Press, 2003.
Spatial clustering of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in Finland at place of birth and place of death, American Journal of Epidemiology, 2003, 157, 898-905 (Sabel, C.E., Boyle, P.J, Löytönen, M., Gatrell, A.C., Jokelainen, M., Flowerdew, R., Maasilata, P.)
A proper place to live: health inequalities, agency and the normative dimensions of place, Social Science and Medicine, 2003, 57, 55-69 (Popay, J., Thomas, C., Williams, G., Bennett, S., Gatrell, A.C., Bostock, L.)
Cultivating health: therapeutic landscapes and older people in northern England, Social Science and Medicine, 2004, 58, 1781-93 (Milligan, C., Gatrell, A.C., Bingley, A.F.)
Mapping the determinants of health inequalities in social space: can Bourdieu help us?, Health & Place, 2004, 10, 245-58 (Gatrell, A.C.,. Popay, J., Thomas, C.)
Equity of access to adult hospice inpatient care within North West England, Palliative Medicine, 2004, 18, 543-9 (Wood, J., Clark, D., Gatrell, A.C.)
Complexity theory and geographies of health: a critical assessment? Social Science and Medicine, 2005, 60, 2661-71.
Digging deep:using diary techniques to explore the place of health and well-being amongst older people, Social Science and Medicine, 2005, 61, 1882-92. (Milligan, C., Bingley, A., Gatrell, A.)
Geographies of Health, 2009, second edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford (with S J Elliott).
Mobilities and Health, 2011, Ashgate, Farnham.
Place and space: geographic perspectives on death and dying, pp. 32-44 in Oliviere, D., Monroe, B. and Payne, S. (eds) Death, Dying and Social Differences, Oxford University Press, second edition.
Variation in geographic access to specialist inpatient hospices in England and Wales, Health & Place, 2012, http:/dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2012.03.009
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