Fellow: Katikireddi
Elected: 2023
Discipline: Clinical Sciences
Professor S Vittal Katikireddi
Professor of Public Health and Health Inequalities, University of Glasgow
Vittal is Professor of Public Health & Health Inequalities at the University of Glasgow and an honorary Consultant in Public Health at Public Health Scotland. His chief research interests are in improving the development and application of evidence to inform ‘healthy public policy’ – that is harnessing how government actions outside of the NHS (such as welfare policy and economic policy) can improve health. He particularly focuses on addressing multiple dimensions of health inequalities, including socioeconomic, ethnic and gender inequalities. His research makes use of diverse methods, including social epidemiology, natural experiment studies, systematic reviews, microsimulation modelling and qualitative policy analysis.