Helen Lloyd
This event took place on Thursday 13 June 2024
We are proud to present the Inaugural Professorial Lecture of Professor Helen Lloyd 
Our world has become increasingly more divided based on wealth and access to resources. People from lower social and economic backgrounds tend to suffer from ill health for longer and die younger than those who have access to resources and wealth. Our public and private sectors often fail to tackle these issues and, in some cases, make them worse. At a personal level, our life experiences shape how we see ourselves, our families and the wider public.  These views strongly influence how we experience health and illness and if we seek help when in need. Health equity and inequality are therefore directly shaped by complex interactions between the self and the socio-political and economic environments in which we find ourselves.  
In her Inaugural Professorial Lecture, Helen explored the pervasive societal inequalities that significantly impact our health and social outcomes and our experiences of the world. 
For over thirty years in her research career, Helen has focused on understanding these issues' complex relationships and intersections. As a multidisciplinary researcher, she does not belong to any particular academic tribe. In her lecture, Helen reflected on how this has helped her combine methods, tools, and knowledge from various disciplines to tackle persistent problems related to societal inequality. She also considered the power of not belonging and the role of bricolage in designing equitable research processes and outcomes. She emphasised the importance of ethnographic knowing and the power of narrative for creative curiosity and co-design to address epistemic injustice.
You are welcome to join us for the University of Plymouth's Inaugural Professorial Lecture series, which provides a milestone event in a professorial career. Through these, we can promote and celebrate the academic reputation and achievements within their research.

Person-centred coordinated care: 

reforming national health policy and accelerating national and international care delivery

Professor Helen Lloyd discusses her REF impact case study.

Research highlights

Research in the School of Psychology

84% of our submission was judged world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2021)
From animal behaviour to neuroscience, embracing applied and experimental psychology.
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The year-long programme of public events showcases our research across a spectrum of topics. It presents the Inaugural Professorial Lecture series which celebrates the achievements of our academics who have been awarded their professorship; providing a platform for which they can share insights into their esteemed research.
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