In Britain, social mobility has stagnated and Bradford is one of the ‘coldest’ areas for social mobility in the country. Social mobility plays a critical role in a population’s ability to live stable, productive lives, and the link between good health and social mobility is undeniable.

What effect does this ‘immobility’ have on the life chances of ordinary Bradfordians? Born in Bradford is conducting one of the largest research studies in the world to find out what influences the health and wellbeing of families in the city.

Join John Wright, director of the Bradford Institute for Health Research, and Anne-Marie Canning, chair of the Bradford Opportunity Area, as they take part in a conversation chaired by Mark Garratt, director of external affairs at the University of Bradford.

About The Speakers

Anne-Marie Canning

Anne-Marie Canning MBE is the Director of Social Mobility and Student Success at King’s College London. In 2018 she was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to higher education. Anne-Marie is also the independent chair of the Department for Education led Bradford Opportunity Area.

Dr John Wright

Dr John Wright established and leads the Bradford Institute for Health Research and Wolfson Centre for Applied Health Research. In 2007 he set up the Born in Bradford (BiB) cohort study that has had national and international impact and provided a catalyst for the development of Bradford as a City of Research.