Regional inequalities: The entangled story of health and wealth

Our monthly GM Policy Hub seminar series focuses on a different regional policy agenda each month. In June 2023, we will focus on exploring regional inequalities in health and economic outcomes.

There are many deep-rooted and persistent inequalities across England. On average, health is worse in the north of England than the rest of the country. Alongside this, economic inequalities limit opportunity. These inequalities correlate, intersect, and reinforce each other to limit life expectancy, create ill health, widen educational attainment gaps, and reduce economic prospects across the country. Equally, these inequalities persist within Greater Manchester. For example, in Denton, this inequality can result in average life expectancies varying by as much as 12 years within a mile radius.

This presentation will outline some of the most up-to-date evidence of regional inequalities in health and economic outcomes in the city-region before discussing possible local policy solutions.

When: Thursday 15 June 2023, 1:00-2:30pm, with registration and light lunch from 12:30pm


12.30: Registration and light lunch

13.00: Presentation by our speakers followed by Q&A

14.00: Networking

14.30: Close

Where: The University of Manchester – room confirmed upon registration


  • Dr Luke Munford, Senior Lecturer in Health Economics at The University of Manchester
  • Julie McCarthy, Strategic Lead for Creative Health at Greater Manchester Integrated Care and Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Chaired by: Professor Arpana Verma, Clinical Professor of Public Health and Epidemiology and Head of the Division of Population Health, Health Services Research and Primary Care

To register, or for any queries, please email with your name, job title, organisation, and any dietary or access requirements. Please also specify 'wellbeing seminar' in the subject line.


About the GM Policy Hub seminar series

Join us for our monthly GM Policy Hub seminar series. Each month, we will focus on a different regional policy agenda, with a University of Manchester academic presenting their research on the topic, followed by an audience Q&A. 

Come along to hear about research relating to your work. Following the presentation, take the opportunity to grab a sandwich and network. Meet the academic and the Policy@Manchester team or get to know others working in policy areas across GM.