INRICH Member Profile Card

David Taylor-Robinson

University of Liverpool

David trained in paediatrics at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, and subsequently in public health in the NHS, and has a broad background in health promotion and public health with expertise in policy research, epidemiology, quantitative and qualitative methods, and evaluation of complex interventions. David has particular interest and experience in contributing to knowledge exchange initiatives to improve child health, with a focus on influencing public health policy including: the WHO Collaborating Centre for Policy Research on Social Determinants of Health; the Cochrane Collaboration; the EU funded DEMETRIQ project; and the MRC IMPACT project.

Type of member: Post graduate Researcher

Telephone: +44 151 794 4314

Email Address:

Mailing Address: Department of Public Health and Policy, Whelan Building, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK, L69 3GB

Collaborative Projects

Systematic review of impact of the current economic and financial crisis on child health, with Rajmil and other INRICH members

Current research interests
David is a Clinical Lecturer in Public Health, and MRC Population Health Scientist Fellow in the Department of Public Health and Policy at the University of Liverpool. His current MRC Fellowship project involves exploring pathways to health inequalities in children, by undertaking longitudinal analyses of disease registers (particularly Cystic Fibrosis) and cohort studies (UK Millennium Cohort Study).

Research priorities
Pathways and mechanisms: Cumulative and additive social risk exposures (e.g. transient v. persistent poverty). | Methodological issues: Methods for examining change over time including longitudinal effects studies. Need to define poverty. Need to study social gradients as well as poverty.

Selected publications

Spencer, N., Rajmil, L., Taylor-Robinson, D., & Panagiotopoulos, T. (2015). ISSOP Position Statement on the impact of austerity on child health and well being . ISSOP.

Taylor-Robinson, D., Wickham, S., & Barr, B. (2015). Child health at risk from welfare cuts: Poverty has an enduring influence on children’s development, health outcomes, and survival. BMJ, 351, h5330. doi:10.1136/bmj.h5330