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Project Director – Health Inequalities Review for England, UCL Institute of Health Equity

Jessica Allen

Jessica’s main activities are in working to embed a social determinants approach to health inequalities in England and globally. She was co-director of the Review of Social Determinants of Health and the Health Divide in the WHO European Region and was previously Project Director of the Strategic Review of Health Inequalities in England post-2010 (the Marmot Review). In February 2020, she co-authored the Health Equity in England: Marmot Review 10 Years On report. She also co-authored the Greater Manchester Evaluation on the effects of a regionally delegated health and social care budget on social determinants in England.

Jessica is currently working with the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region Commission on Social Determinants of Health (WHO/EMRO) for the establishment of a comprehensive evidence base of health inequalities and social determinants for that region. She directs the secretariat for the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Commission on Equity and Health Inequalities in the Americas.

She has worked closely with national and local governments, third sector organisations and the NHS and published widely on social determinants of health.