Cities, Health and Housing
Chris Naylor and David Buck from the King’s Fund will share findings from two research recent projects. The first explores the role of cities in improving population health, drawing on insights from qualitative research in 12 international cities in high-income countries. The presentation will consider how London compares to other cities in terms of governance arrangements and powers, and how these characteristics shape the city’s ability to take effective action on population health. The second presentation will focus on the role of housing in health, examining the evidence regarding the impact housing can have on health, and reflecting on why it can be challenging to act on this evidence in practice.
Chris is a Senior Fellow who conducts research and policy analysis and acts as a spokesperson for The King’s Fund on a range of topics. He is also an executive coach and works with leaders in the health system to support change at the local level. He contributes to The King’s Fund’s work on integrated care and health system reform, and has particular interests in mental health and community engagement. He previously worked in research teams at the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health and the Institute of Psychiatry, and has a Master’s in public health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has also worked at the Public Health Foundation of India in Delhi.
David is a Senior Fellow who works in the policy team at the King’s Fund. Before joining the Fund, David worked at the Department of Health as deputy director for health inequalities and an economic and strategy adviser on many policy areas – including on diabetes, long-term conditions, childhood obesity and waiting times. He managed the Labour government's PSA target on health inequalities and the independent Marmot Review of inequalities in health. He has also worked at Guy's Hospital, King’s College London and the Centre for Health Economics in York where his focus was on the economics of public health and behaviours and incentives.