What is HIA?

Health Impact Assessment, or HIA is a consensus building process around the future positive and negative health consequences of changes that affect defined populations of people. It may be integrated with other forms of impact assessment (ESHIA/ESIA), or stand-alone....more

Book update: published in Chinese (2017)

With many thanks to my publisher, and Chinese colleagues who were supportive during an earlier lecture tour.

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Cumulative impacts require cumulative mitigation

This was the take-home message from the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) meeting in Porto (2012). The authors were Canter and Ross. There were many more papers on cumulative effects and on climate

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Book update: Health inequality

An important addition to our understanding of the evidence for and causes of health inequality is provided by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett in their book “The Spirit Level: why equality is better for

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