Dr Chris Dibben
Chris Dibben is a Lecturer in health geography at the University of St Andrews and is also the Director of the UK Economic and Social Research Council's Administrative Data Liaison Service. He has worked on, amongst other subjects, epidemiological studies into recovery after heart attacks, the causes of Low Birth Weight, the survival of drug misusers and the impact of air pollution. He also contributed to work on the UK NHS health funding formula and on measuring health inequalities, for example developing the Health Poverty Index for the Department of Health and Information Centre (NHS). Other work includes the development of national deprivation indices across the UK and in South Africa and evaluations of government area based. Finally he is interested in the vulnerability of communities to "natural hazards".