The International Network for Reseach on Inequalities in Child Health (INRICH), formed in 2008, arose out of a research collaboration between Professors Louise Séguin (Université de Montréal, Québec, Canada) and Nick Spencer (University of Warwick, UK). Leading researchers in the area of child health inequalities and equity from Canada, the United States, Europe, South America, and Australia have joined the network.
At our inaugural workshop in Montreal in 2008, we set ourselves specific objectives. Since then we have expanded our membership of active researchers in the field up to 90 and we have held annual workshops. Students and post-doctoral fellows have presented and actively contributed to the workshops and to INRICH research collaborations. One of our member’s PhD students experienced a student exchange from University of York to Université de Montréal in 2012. We have established one major on-going collaborative research project, funded in 2012 by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), published two systematic reviews in international peer-reviewed journal.
We intend to establish a systematic programme of work with policy makers and our CIHR-funded project incorporates work with policy makers and knowledge users.