Richard Mitchell


Rich Mitchell is Professor of Health and Environment and leads the Neighbourhoods and Communities Programme at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow. He is also co-director of the Centre for Research on Environment, Society and Health, an interdisciplinary centre focused on how physical and social environments can influence population health, for better and for worse.

Rich is the Health lead at SHLC, and also the UK liaison for the Tanzanian part of the centre.

Rich is an epidemiologist and geographer. Earlier in his career he focused on monitoring and measuring geographical inequalities in health. Today, his focus is on the potential for our neighbourhood environment to positively influence population health and health inequalities. He is particularly interested in understanding how places are part of the complex social and environmental systems which affect health and behaviour.