Eva Elliott is an Honorary Research Fellow at Cardiff University School of Social Sciences, and remains active as a researcher with an external independent research company.
Eva’s academic interests have focused on health inequalities and the unjust social and economic determinants that sustain these. She has conducted, or advised on, a multiplicity of large scale national evaluations of community or place based interventions, most of which have had some focus on the collective resources and powers required to improve health and wellbeing and to influence neighbourhood and wider systemic social change.
She has also held other positions, including Director of the Wales Health Impact Assessment Support Unit (now based within Public Health Wales); PI and CI on two major Connected Communities projects (a ten-year cross Research Council programme (led by the Arts and Humanities Research Council on the changing nature of communities and the role they play in enhancing wellbeing and in social and economic change); academic lead for one of Cardiff University’s flagship engagement projects: Strong Communities, Healthier People; and the academic lead for the Cultural Participation Research Network in Wales.
She is also co-Director of Straeon Research. Straeon is the Welsh for ‘stories’.