Modelling the influence of place on individual health outcomes – Sadler Seminar Series, 28th February 2-4pm

The next Religions and Public Health Sadler Seminar Series will take place on Tuesday 28th February, 2-4pm at the Leeds Humanities Research Institute (29-31 Clarendon Place) University of Leeds. Number 25 on the campus map: )
Wheelchair access is at the rear of the building.
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All Welcome.

Professor Alison Heppenstall and Dr Myles Gould, School of Geography, University of Leeds

Modelling the influence of place on individual health outcomes

This seminar will present an overview of two contrasting methodological approaches from human geography; multilevel modelling (MLM) and agent-based modelling (ABM). A brief outline of each of the approaches will be given as well as an overview of new and existing datasets that are readily available. Through examples, the utility of these approaches for asking new questions and creating new insights into health and religion will be demonstrated. There will also be consideration of the debate in medical sociology, public health and health geography of the relative importance of individual/compositional and contextual/place ‘effects’ as determinants of health.



Faith in Global Health: Life Before Death (Sadler Seminar Series) Professor Jim Cochrane (Cape Town)

All welcome to the next Sadler Seminar: Religions and Public Health – Sharing and Learning Across Diverse Geographical Settings


Speaker: Professor Jim Cochrane (Cape Town)


Date: Tuesday 21st February

Time: 2 – 4pm

Venue: Leeds Humanities Research Institute, 29 – 31 Clarendon Place, seminar room 1


This seminar draws on evidence gathered in the US and Africa to demonstrate what can be achieved when faith communities and health communities are aligned. Whilst health asset mapping methodologies offer new possibilities for thinking about wellbeing, health assets in themselves are of limited value until they are intentionally leveraged. The significance of ‘agency’ and its relationship to the ‘leading causes of life’ approach to wellbeing is explored and their relevance to global health development argued. 

Community Religions Project: Be Curious

Come and find out more about research at Leeds!

Saturday 25th March 10am-4pm in the Michael Sadler ground floor foyer (University of Leeds) – signs and guides available from Parkinson Court

As part of the annual ‘Be Curious’ Festival, the Community Religions Project will be holding a one day interactive research exhibition. This will be a great chance to engage with the Community Religions Project archive and our student researchers – and is for anyone interested in our religiously diverse community of Leeds.

Help us identify ‘mystery buildings’ in our 1970s photo archive, and to build our knowledge of contemporary religious activity in Leeds. What exciting and unexpected events are happening in Leeds? What changes have you seen while you have been living in Leeds?

Students will be recording some ‘oral history’ accounts from visitors and everyone will have the chance to contribute their experiences, views and memories as part of our growing archive. Over time you might see your contribution added to our website:

Please contact Mel Prideaux ( with any enquiries.

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