Now retired my research has focused on: health and regeneration, Health Impact Assessment (HIA), health inequalities, social and economic change and health, lay knowledge, coproduction and 'civic intelligence'. I have also worked with arts, and with artists, as providing modes of research, dissemination and action and as the basis for different ways of knowing.
Much of this research has drawn on the experiences of communities such as in Wales, where local expressions of global economic developments, such as the decline of the mining and steel industries, are associated with very poor health.
I continue to write and to participate in the Cultural Participation Research Network (which I set up) which involves academic researchers, artists, representatives of arts and heritage organisations and community organisations in the coproduction of research. The CPRN is committed to social inclusion in the representation, production and consumption of culture in its broadest sense.