PhD stuff that you can download and use


Social determinants of health diagram

Social Determinants of Health Rainbow by Vohra S from various original by Dahlgren Whitehead 1991 - Blue transparent

The three diagrams above are transparent. If you want a version with the semi-circle having a white background then click one  fth elinks below.

  • Blue version on a white background. To download click here.
  • Green version on a white background. To download click here.
  • Red version on a white background. To download click here.


Dahlgren, Goren and Whitehead, Margaret. (1991). Policies and strategies to promote social equity in health. Stockholm Institute for Future Studies.

Download this original discussion paper by clicking here.

Also check out my article on the HIA blog where I highlight some interesting aspects of the document by clicking here.

World Health Organization (WHO) report Policies and Strategies to promote equity in health (1992) is based on this one year earlier report. Download this report by clicking here.

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modifiedDPSEEA or modifiedDPSEEA-C framework-model diagram

This diagram is free to use in non-commercial and commercial applications.
Suggested Citation: Morris et al (2006). Version created by Vohra S (2009).

DPSEEA is a model developed through the World Health Organization, by Corvalán, Briggss and Kjellstroee references below,  that frames environmental health thinking and impacts in terms of drivers/driving forces that generate pressures which lead to a chnage in the state of the environment. This in turn leads to changes in exposure that lead to changes in health effects and outcomes. Across this whole pathway actions can be taken to protect and promote health and wellbeing and reduce the impacts of driving forces and pressures that adversely affect the state of the environment in ways that damage health and wellbeing. This was modied by Morris, Beck, Hanlon and Robertson, to include context. It is context which also influences how exposures take place and effects occur. Context modies how changes in the environment lead to chnages in expsure and effects.

This important framework-model was used in EDPHiS, Environmental Determinants of Public Health in Scotland, see link on this site for more details.

Development of environmental health indicators. (1996). Corvalán, C., Briggs, D. and Kjellstrom, T. (1996). In Linkage methods for environment and health analysis. General guidelines. Briggs, Corvalán and Nurminen (eds.). Geneva: UNEP, USEPA and WHO.

Getting strategic about the environment and health. (2006). Morris GP, Beck SA, Hanlon P, Robertson R. Public Health. Vol. 120. pp 889-907.





Blogs we like

This is a blog by Professor Pat Thomson, University of Nottingham.

It focuses on as tagline states "research education, academic writing, public engagement, funding, other eccentricities".

If you want to get insights into reading literature, writing papers and the scholarly aspects of being an academic or research-practitioner.

She is fun and lively, uses video clips and other media to highlight and emphasise points and produces some great, quality writing. There is somethin to learn for everyone who aspires to write high quality academic or other non-fiction.

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Search for public health evidence

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NICE Evidence Search, UK
Allows you to search for systematic reviews from a range of sources all in one place. Evidence Search includes systematic reviews from the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, the Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE) and other providers. Following the closure of the DARE service, systematic reviews published in PubMed from 1 January 2015 are now added to NICE Evidence Search, making Evidence Search a good place to start when looking for good quality systematic reviews. Every week they search PubMed for new studies using the systematic review filter. A systematic review is added to Evidence Search if it is published by a journal that conforms to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) statement. Systematic reviews not published by one of these journals are included if the abstract reports the inclusion and exclusion criteria, confirms that 2 or more sources have been searched, and incorporates a synthesis of included studies. To find all systematic reviews within Evidence Search, enter your search terms into the search engine and apply the ‘Systematic Reviews’ types of information filter to your results (click on the ‘Types of information’ filter on the left hand side of the screen, then scroll down and click on ‘Systematic Reviews’).


Health Equity

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Health Impact Assessment

HIA Gateway

The best site on the internet with the most extensive collection of HIA reports, evidence reports and links to other HIA relevant sites.


Healthy Urban Planning

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International Public Health Conference Programmes, Abstracts and Presentations

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