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Showcasing small area data for measuring the determinants of health

July 16 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


The workshop aims to bring together researchers in the Geographic Data Science Lab with policy practitioners from Local and National Government departments to discuss potential collaborations in measuring small area health-related features of neighbourhoods. The event will showcase the Access to Healthy Assets and Hazards (AHAH) resource (including the new 2017 release of data), an open-access suite of 14 measures of health-related features of neighbourhoods including accessibility to fast food outlets, GPs and green space (see below for links). We will also display new data science approaches for measuring green space. The aim is to discuss potential uses of the data and identify new data products that can be developed and will be useful for practitioners.

We have funding to cover the travel costs for upto 20 practitioners. Please contact Mark Green ( for booking travel.

AHAH online web mapping tool:

AHAH data download:


11.00 Arrival and tea/coffee

11:10 Welcome and Introductions

11:15 Introducing the Access to Healthy Assets and Hazards Resource – presentation on the data we have generated for the whole of Great Britain for small areas and current policy applications of the work.

11:45 New approches for measuring green space – presentation on new data science approaches for measuring green space in neighbourhoods being developed in the Geographic Data Science Lab. 

12:00 Identifying new data product collaborations – small group discussion to identify opportunities to work with practitioners on bespoke data products, or other ideas that can be generated by the research group that will have policy relevance.

13.00 Lunch – a free sandwich lunch is provided for all attendees.

14.00 Close


Dr Mark Green, Dr Frances Darlington Pollock and Dr Francisco Rowe


Jurys Inn Edinburgh
43 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DH
Edinburgh, EH1 1DH GB
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