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The University of Southampton
Geography and Environmental Science

Research Group: Population, Health and Wellbeing (PHeW)

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We combine expertise in population, health and wellbeing with the application of technical excellence in geographic information systems (GIS), spatial analysis and qualitative methods. The group has attracted significant support from the UK Research Councils and international charities. Members have ongoing advisory roles with UK and overseas governments as well as international agencies. The renowned WorldPop Team is part of PheW.

Our research expertise spans local and global population and health challenges
Global population and health

Current research priorities

Spatial analysis and population modelling

Population health

Cultures, spaces and practices of care and wellbeing

Main areas of expertise

Health Geography

Population Geography

Geographical Data Science

Goals and plans for the future

PHeW will continue work on time-space population geographies and future population measurement systems. It will continue to grow its global leadership in population health through its high impact population and disease mapping projects and through novel work on health related behaviours prompting deeper understanding of place effects. Its focus on care for vulnerable and marginalised groups will benefit from enhanced public engagement and a concern for human-animal relations

Notable projects

WorldPop

Pop24-7

COWS

SPIRIT

Research funding

ESRC, MRC, AHRC, EPSRC, NERC, NIHR, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Flowminder Foundation

Associated research themes

Spatial analysis and population modelling

Population health

Cultures, spaces and practices of care and wellbeing

Key Facts

  • One of the largest groups of health geographers in the world
  • Includes the globally-renowned WorldPop group
  • Close linkages to the UK Office for National Statistics

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