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Ph.D. Kate PICKETT Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Health Sciences, The University of York


 Trained in biological anthropology at Cambridge, nutritional sciences at Cornell and epidemiology at UC-Berkeley. Kate Pickett is Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York. Her research focuses on the social determinants of health, particularly the influences of such factors as income inequality, social class, neighborhood context and ethnic density on such varied outcomes as mortality and morbidity, teenage birth, violent crime, obesity, social mobility and health-related behaviours.
 She is co-author, with Richard Wilkinson, of The Spirit Level, chosen as one of the Top Ten Books of the Decade by the New Statesman and winner of the 2010 Bristol Festival of Ideas Book Prize. The Spirit Level has sold more than 100,000 copies in the UK and is available in 18 foreign editions. Kate is also a founder and non-executive director of The Equality Trust.


Fellow, RSA - Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce
Fellow through Distinction, United Kingdom Faculty of Public Health


Wilkinson RG, Pickett KE. Income inequality and health: A review and explanation of the evidence. Social Science and Medicine 2006; 62:1768-1784
Pickett KE, Wilkinson RG. Health and Inequality, Volumes I-IV. London: Routledge, Major Works in Health and Social Care, November 2008
Wilkinson R and Pickett K.The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better. London, Allen Lane, March 2009
Wilkinson RG, Pickett KE, de Vogli R. "A convenient truth?" Less consumerism, more innovation and and greater equality will increase the quality of life and promote sustainability. BMJ 2010; 341:c5816


Research Career Scientist Award, United Kingdom National Institute for Health