Anna Tarkington

Impact on Urban Health

Anna joined Impact on Urban Health as Data Partnership Manager in January of 2020. In her role, she identifies data sources that can be used to support the programmatic work and charitable objectives. Anna develops projects and builds partnerships to access a range of data and insights and oversees projects which involve the collection, use and analysis of data.

Prior to this role, Anna worked as a Project Manager and Epidemiologist on the Data Science team at IQVIA. In this role, Anna was responsible for delivering projects which focused around primary and secondary health data in the UK and EU. Within her team, Anna provided expertise in managing primary data collection studies, working with over 20 NHS hospitals throughout the UK.

11:45 - 12:25

Monday 10 May

Lambeth and Southwark’s Urban Health Index

This talk will cover the how, why, and what’s next for the recently developed Urban Health Index, from Impact on Urban Health (part of Guy's & St Thomas' Foundation).

Impact on Urban Health partnered with the Social Progress Imperative, founders of the Social Progress Index (SPI), to develop a Lambeth & Southwark specific Urban Health Index. The Index looks beyond economic indicators to understand the other important characteristics of neighbourhoods that shape health and wellbeing.

By layering data relating to different social and environmental indicators, we hope to build a better picture of the circumstances of people living in urban areas and how their environment impacts their health.

The Urban Health Index provides information on 68 neighbourhoods in Lambeth and Southwark and includes the most recent publicly available data. We capture data on 42 indicators relating to basic human needs, foundations of wellbeing and opportunity, viewable as an interactive scorecard for different neighbourhoods.