How can community wellbeing be supported in the neighbourhood?

The Global Centre on Healthcare and Urbanisation Public Seminar series brings together members of the public, researchers and practitioners interested and engaged in urban health issues. The principal aim of the series is to provoke debate and constructive action, linking current best practice in urban development with emerging areas of health research.

Our next seminar on Wed 29th November will focus on Health & Wellbeing Centres as integrated healthcare services. These often combine health and social care services, public health practice, and other areas of social policy areas with a place-based focus to promote wellbeing in local communities. We have invited four speakers to share their perspectives on “How can community wellbeing be supported in the neighbourhood?”. They will speak from research, policy and practice on how to create healthy communities through integrated healthcare services.


Professor Jane South | Professor of Healthy Communities, Leeds Beckett University
Ansaf Azhar | Director of Public Health and Community Safety at Oxfordshire County Council
Joanne Smithson | Head of Implementation & Learning and Local Government & Health Sector Lead at the What Works Centre for Wellbeing
Simon Sadinsky | Executive Director of The Prince’s Foundation

The event will be chaired by Dr Astrid Krisch, Postdoctoral Researcher at the GCHU.

This in-person event is free and open to all. Refreshments will be served from 17:00. The seminar will begin at 17:30, followed by a drinks reception at 18:30.

Please note that we will be recording this event and a link to view it will be available on the GCHU website at a later date. There will also be a photographer taking photos at the event.

If you unable to attend after booking, please email