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Research Profile

Dr Eva Elliott 


Career Profile

Current Research:

The Welsh Health Impact Assessment Support Unit: The Wales Centre for Health funds this capacity building project and its purpose is to develop and support health impact assessment, particularly within Local Authorities and regeneration initiatives, throughout Wales.

Evaluation of the Equity Training & Advocacy Grant Programme: The Cardiff Institute of Society, Health and Ethics (CISHE) has been commissioned by the Public Health Strategy Division at the Welsh Assembly Government to evaluate this pilot programme. The aim is to assess the feasibility of meeting stated objectives, to clarify the mechanisms driving the programme and to assess potential effectiveness. The evaluation team have adopted a ‘theory of change’ approach to address what works, for whom and in what circumstances.

National Evaluation of Healthy Living Centres: The Tavistock Institute has been funded by the New Opportunities Fund (NOF) to lead an academic partnership to evaluate Healthy Living Centres throughout the United Kingdom. Cardiff University, under the management of Professor Gareth Williams, is leading the evaluation of HLCs in Wales. Funding has also been provided by the Welsh Assembly Government to ensure additional dissemination within Wales and to ensure that findings are placed within a Welsh policy context.

Neighbourhood, Social Deprivation and Mental Health: the mediating role of social cohesion

Performance Assessment and ‘Wicked Issues’: the case of health inequalities

Awards and Prizes

Recent Research Grants:

Wales Office of Research and Development in Health and Social Care. Neighbourhood, social deprivation and mental health: the mediating role of social cohesion (PI with Fone D, Williams G.H). £105,031. (2007-2008)

Welsh Assembly Government, Public Health Improvement Division. Evaluation of Community Food Co-ops (PI). £39,676. (2005-2006)

National Assembly for Wales. Welsh Health Impact Assessment Support Unit, (1st phase) (Elliott E, Rolfe B, Palmer S, Williams G.H). £65,000 per annum. (2001–2003)

Wales Centre for Health. Welsh Health Impact Assessment Support Unit, (2nd phase) (Williams G.H. PI, with Elliott E). £65,000 per annum. (2003-2006)

New Opportunities Fund & Welsh Assembly Government. National Evaluation of Healthy Living Centres (Williams G.H, Elliott E). £60,000. (2002-2005)

Welsh Assembly Government, Public Health Improvement Division. Final Phase Evaluation of Health Living Centres in Wales (PI). £24,402. (2007)

Chief Medical Officer for Wales. Health Impact Assessment: its impact on skills, knowledge and action (PI). £6,400. (2003-2004)

Wales Office of Research and Development in Health and Social Care. A literature review of the impact of social capital and community development projects on the health and well-being of children and young people (PI with Lester C, Smith B, Williams G.H). (2002-2003)

Welsh Assembly Government. Evaluation of Equity Training and Advocacy Grants Programme (Moore L. PI, with Elliott E, Francis S, Williams G.H). (2003-2004) 

Memberships / External Activities

Editor, Sociology of Health and Illness journal