Professor Jamie Pearce

Biography

Jamie Pearce is Professor of Health Geography at the University of Edinburgh where he is co-Director of the Centre for Research on Environment Society and Health (CRESH) and, Director of the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science. Previously he was a member of academic staff at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand where was founding Director of the GeoHealth Laboratory. He is Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Health and Place. Professor Pearce has published over 150 books, academic papers, and book chapters on the role of place-based factors in driving health and health inequalities. He has a particular interest in geographical influences on health-related behaviours over the life course, and has published widely on how place affects smoking, alcohol, nutrition, and physical activity. He is co-author of the recently published Smoking Geographies: Space, Place and Tobacco (Wiley-Blackwell).

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Cancer Prevention - A year of strategies

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