The next Religions and Public Health Sadler Seminar Series will take place on Tuesday 28th February, 2-4pm at the Leeds Humanities Research Institute (29-31 Clarendon Place) University of Leeds. Number 25 on the campus map: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/campusmap )
Wheelchair access is at the rear of the building.
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Professor Alison Heppenstall and Dr Myles Gould, School of Geography, University of Leeds
Modelling the influence of place on individual health outcomes
This seminar will present an overview of two contrasting methodological approaches from human geography; multilevel modelling (MLM) and agent-based modelling (ABM). A brief outline of each of the approaches will be given as well as an overview of new and existing datasets that are readily available. Through examples, the utility of these approaches for asking new questions and creating new insights into health and religion will be demonstrated. There will also be consideration of the debate in medical sociology, public health and health geography of the relative importance of individual/compositional and contextual/place ‘effects’ as determinants of health.