CAPE fellow to work with Cambridgeshire County Council to reduce health inequalities

28 July 2022


CAPE fellow to work with Cambridgeshire County Council to reduce health inequalities

The Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) is pleased to announce a new CAPE Fellowship at the University of Cambridge with the Capabilities in Academic Policy Engagement (CAPE) project, in conjunction with Cambridgeshire County Council, taken up by Jennie Leggat.

Jennie is based at CSaP within the Cambridge Judge Business School and her CAPE Fellowship will support the development of a ‘Health in all Policies’ approach at Cambridgeshire County Council through academic policy engagement.

The primary aim of the fellowship is to research, design and pilot Health Impact Assessments (HIAs). HIA is a practical approach used to judge the potential health effects of a policy, programme or project on a population, particularly on vulnerable or disadvantaged groups. As such, the overall long-term goal is to implement HIAs across the Council such that health inequalities are lessened in the local population.

Through this fellowship, Cambridgeshire County Council wants to improve outcomes and combat health inequalities based on population health management across the county. Patrick Kilkelly, Policy Adviser at Cambridgeshire County Council said:

We are delighted to welcome Jennie as our CAPE Fellow. Jennie’s strong mix of public health policy experience and scientific health research makes her a highly valuable asset to the Public Health Directorate’s work on Health Impact Assessments. We’re also very grateful to everyone at CAPE for working so hard to realise this opportunity with Jennie for Cambridgeshire County Council.

If you’re interested in finding out more about this Fellowship please contact