Dr Annika Hjelmskog

  • Research Associate (MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit)

Biography

I joined the University of Glasgow as a post-doctoral researcher in 2021 and work within the Systems Science Research programme at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit.

My work is focussed on the health and wellbeing of both people and the planet, and I am currently working on a collaborative City Portrait for Glasgow that applies Doughnut Economics at the city level. This transdisciplinary project is being undertaken with partners in multiple sectors, and will capture a multi-dimensional, pluralistic understanding of what 'thriving' means in the context of Glasgow.

I completed my PhD in Planning and Environmental Management at the University of Manchester in 2021, writing the thesis: 'Assessing the role of housing association activity in tackling health inequalities in Greater Manchester'. While at the University of Manchester I worked as a Teaching Assistant on several planning modules, and as a researcher at the Inclusive Growth Analysis Unit. 

Outside academia, I have held Public Health roles in population health and health inequalities, at both regional and national organisations.

Research interests

My research interests are often interdisciplinary and I am interested in outward looking, holistic research approaches that involve systems thinking. My core research interest is health inequalities and the social determinants of health, and I have a background in a variety of qualitative methods.

Working on inclusive and sustainable economies brings together my interests in specific social determinants, such as housing and income, with my concern for planetary health and climate justice. I am interested in the city as a complex adaptive system and how the interrelationships between environmental and social conditions influence our health and wellbeing outcomes.

A healthy population depends on a healthy planet, and my current work engages with frameworks such as Doughnut Economics and Wellbeing Economies to consider how our societies might make progress on those goals simultaneously, leading to better health for both our people and our planet.

Publications

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Number of items: 7.

2023

Hjelmskog, A. , Toney, J. , Scott, M. , Crawford, J. , Hasan, C. , Winterbottom, J. and Meier, P. (2023) Thriving Glasgow Portrait: A shared vision for a healthy, equitable and sustainable future. Other. University of Glasgow. (doi: 10.36399/gla.pubs.309671).

Hjelmskog, A. (2023) Using the Doughnut Economics Framework to Structure Whole-Systems Thinking in Socioecological Wellbeing with Multidisciplinary Stakeholders: An Applied Case Study in Glasgow, Scotland. UK Public Health Science: A National Conference Dedicated to New Research in UK Public Health, London, UK, 24 November 2023. (Accepted for Publication)

Höhn, A. et al. (2023) Systems science methods in public health: what can they contribute to our understanding of and response to the cost-of-living crisis? Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 77(9), pp. 610-616. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2023-220435) (PMID:37328262) (PMCID:PMC10423532)

Hjelmskog, A. and Deas, I. (2023) The equity implications of an expanded health and wellbeing role for housing associations. Public Health in Practice, 5, 100355. (doi: 10.1016/j.puhip.2023.100355) (PMID:37346378) (PMCID:PMC10280050)

2022

Hjelmskog, A. (2022) How to combine action on housing retrofit with tackling health inequalities (and other injustices). Project Report. UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE).

2021

Hjelmskog, A. and Robinson, C. (2021) Why the UK’s vaccine rollout should prioritise people according to deprivation as well as age. Conversation, 9 Mar.

2019

Lupton, R., Hughes, C., Macdougall, A., Goldwyn-Simpkins, H. and Hjelmskog, A. (2019) Inclusive Growth in Greater Manchester 2020 and Beyond: Taking Stock and Looking Forward. Project Report. University of Manchester, Manchester.

This list was generated on Mon Dec 4 10:03:39 2023 GMT.
Number of items: 7.

Articles

Höhn, A. et al. (2023) Systems science methods in public health: what can they contribute to our understanding of and response to the cost-of-living crisis? Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 77(9), pp. 610-616. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2023-220435) (PMID:37328262) (PMCID:PMC10423532)

Hjelmskog, A. and Deas, I. (2023) The equity implications of an expanded health and wellbeing role for housing associations. Public Health in Practice, 5, 100355. (doi: 10.1016/j.puhip.2023.100355) (PMID:37346378) (PMCID:PMC10280050)

Hjelmskog, A. and Robinson, C. (2021) Why the UK’s vaccine rollout should prioritise people according to deprivation as well as age. Conversation, 9 Mar.

Research Reports or Papers

Hjelmskog, A. , Toney, J. , Scott, M. , Crawford, J. , Hasan, C. , Winterbottom, J. and Meier, P. (2023) Thriving Glasgow Portrait: A shared vision for a healthy, equitable and sustainable future. Other. University of Glasgow. (doi: 10.36399/gla.pubs.309671).

Hjelmskog, A. (2022) How to combine action on housing retrofit with tackling health inequalities (and other injustices). Project Report. UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE).

Lupton, R., Hughes, C., Macdougall, A., Goldwyn-Simpkins, H. and Hjelmskog, A. (2019) Inclusive Growth in Greater Manchester 2020 and Beyond: Taking Stock and Looking Forward. Project Report. University of Manchester, Manchester.

Conference or Workshop Item

Hjelmskog, A. (2023) Using the Doughnut Economics Framework to Structure Whole-Systems Thinking in Socioecological Wellbeing with Multidisciplinary Stakeholders: An Applied Case Study in Glasgow, Scotland. UK Public Health Science: A National Conference Dedicated to New Research in UK Public Health, London, UK, 24 November 2023. (Accepted for Publication)

This list was generated on Mon Dec 4 10:03:39 2023 GMT.