About Us

The UCL Institute of Health Equity


Our mission is nothing less than a fairer, healthier society


The UCL Institute of Health Equity was established in 2011 and is led by Professor Sir Michael Marmot.

The aim at the outset was to develop and support approaches to health equity and build on work that has assessed, measured  and implemented approaches to tackle inequalities in health - works such as the ‘WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health’ and ‘Fair Society Healthy Lives’ (The Marmot Review).

Since 2011, the Institute has led and collaborated on works to address the Social Determinants of Health and improve health equity.

In 2020 IHE published The Marmot Review 10 Years on,  #Marmot2020, which confirmed an increase in the north/south health gap. The largest decreases were seen in the most deprived 10% of neighbourhoods in the North East, and the largest increases in the least deprived 10% of neighbourhoods in London.

Responding to the COVID 19 pandemic, the Institute published  Build Back Fairer and The London Bus Drivers Review.

Other key works include: