Dr Alison Copeland
Lecturer in Human Geography
- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 3088
I am a lecturer in Human Geography specializing in Quantitative Methods and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). My research interests focus on health inequalities, specifically exploring access to health care for the population. I have previous experience in the NHS as a nurse and in Public Health, working for the Learning Disabilities Observatory as part of the North East Public Health Observatory.
BA Urban Studies and Planning (University of Sheffield)
MA GIS and Planning (University of Leeds)
MSc Geography Research (Queen Mary, University of London)
PhD (Queen Mary, University of London)
ESRC PhD individual funding
Memberships and Awards
Member of the Council of Europeanists
Previous Fellow of the Wolfson Research Institute
Emerald Literal Network Outstanding Paper Award 2012
I would be interested to hear from any potential PhD students who are interested in spatial inequalities in health or health care provision
My research Interests focus around health inequalities, in particular spatial dimensions of health access
I am interested in:
- access to community health care, including GP services and pharmacies
- waiting times for GP appointments
- GP funding
- unplanned hospital admissions
- general health inequalities, in particular the North/South divide
I use a range of methods including:
- multiple regression modelling
- multilevel modelling
- spatial modelling using GIS
I currently lecture on quantitative methods and social geographies including:
- GEO1018 Geographical Analysis
- GEO2014 Key Methods for Human Geographers
- GEO2110 Social Geographies
- GEO?? Geographies of Globalization (Borneo) Fieldtrip
- Copeland A, Kasim A, Bambra C. Grim up North or Northern grit? Recessions and the English spatial health divide (1991–2010). Journal of Public Health 2014, 1-6.
- Bambra C, Robertson S, Kasim A, Smith J, Cairns-Nagi JM, Copeland A, Finlay N, Johnson K. Healthy land? An examination of the area-level association between brownfield land and morbidity and mortality in England. Environment and Planning A 2014, 46(2), 433-454.
- Todd A, Copeland A, Husband A, Kasim A, Bambra C. The positive pharmacy care law: an area-level analysis of the relationship between community pharmacy distribution, urbanity and social deprivation in England. BMJ Open 2014, 4(8), e005764.
- Bambra C, Copeland A. Deprived areas will lose out with proposed new capitation formula. BMJ 2013, 347.
- Emerson E, Glover G, Turner S, Greig R, Hatton C, Baines S, Copeland A, Evison F, Roberts H, Robertson J, Welch V. Improving health and lives: The Learning Disabilities Public Health Observatory. Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities 2012, 6(1), 26-32.
- Glover G, Lee R, Copeland A. A prototype index of factors affecting mental wellbeing in England. Journal of Public Mental Health 2011, 10(2), 81-87.
- Barnett R, Copeland A. Providing Health Care. In: Brown, T; McLafferty, S; Moon, G, ed. A Companion to Health and Medical Geography. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
- Emerson E, Copeland A, Glover G. The uptake of health checks for adults with learning disabilities: 2008/9 to 2010/11. Durham: Improving Health and Lives: Learning Disabilities Observatory, 2008.
- Curtis S, Copeland A, Fagg J, Congdon P, Almog M, Fitzpatrick J. The ecological relationship between deprivation, social isolation and rates of hospital admission for acute psychiatric care: a comparison of London and New York City. Health & Place 2006, 12(1), 19–37.
- Almog M, Curtis S, Copeland A, Congdon P. Geographical variation in acute psychiatric admissions within New York City 1990–2000: growing inequalities in service use?. Social Science & Medicine 2004, 59(2), 361-376.
- Lake A, Warren J, Copeland A, Rushmer R, Bambra C. Developing virtual public health networks: aspiration and reality. Journal of Public Health 2016, 38(4), e446-e454.
- Todd A, Copeland A, Husband A, Kasim A, Bambra C. Access all areas? An area-level analysis of accessibility to general practice and community pharmacy services in England by urbanity and social deprivation. BMJ Open 2015, 5(5), e007328.
- Bambra C, Garthwaite K, Copeland A, Barr B. All in it together? Health inequalities, welfare austerity and the 'Great Recession'. In: Smith, K., Bambra, C. & Hill, S, ed. Health Inequalities: Critical Perspectives. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015, pp.164-176.
- Copeland A, Bambra C, Nylén L, Kasim A, Riva M, Curtis S, Burström B. All in it together? The effects of recession on population health and health inequalities in England and Sweden, 1991 to 2010. International Journal of Health Services 2015, 45(1), 3-24.
- Bambra C, Cairns J, Kasim A, Smith J, Robertson S, Copeland A, Johnson K. This divided land: an examination of regional inequalities in exposure to brownfield land and the association with morbidity and mortality in England. Health & Place 2015, 34, 257-269.