Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact


John Eyles

BA (LSE), MSc (LSE), PhD (London)

Distinguished University Professor

Professor, School of Geography and Earth Sciences

Associate Member, Dept of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Associate Member, Department of Sociology

Member, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis (CHEPA)

Member, McMaster Institute of Environment & Health (MIEH)

905.525.9140 x 23152
eyles@mcmaster.ca

Department of Geography
1280 Main St. West
BSB-328
Hamilton, Ontario
L8S 4M1

Office location: Burke Sciences Bldg. Rm 328

Academic Interests

John Eyles is University Distinguished Professor, and Fellow, Royal Society of Canada. He has held visiting positions in Australia, New Zealand, Israel and Poland. He has published widely in the fields of social geography, social theory and methodology, and the geography of health care, including the authorship or editing of eight books. His research interests include the development and application of social indicators for quality of life issues; the comparative analysis of resource allocation strategies for health and welfare; examination of the relationships between work and home life in nursing as an integral part of manpower planning; the nature of environmental health policy; and health status, health-care needs assessment and inequalities in health. He has also made methodological contributions, especially with the use of qualitative methods to discover lay perceptions of health, illness and health care, which have a direct impact on health promotion and illness prevention policies. He has also carried out a quantitative examination of the relation between use of and need for health care in Canada. Recently, he is interested in evaluation; working with the PEI Health and Social Services System and the Ontario Aboriginal Wellness Strategy.

Research interests include the development and application of social indicators for quality of life issues; the comparative analysis of resource allocation strategies for health and welfare; the nature of environmental health policy; health status, health-care needs assessment and inequalities in health; and population health at the local level.

Selected Publications

  1. Eyles, J. and N. Consitt. 2004. What’s at risk? Environmental influences on human health. Environment 461 (8) 24-39, 2004.
  2. Luginaah, I., Eyles, J. and S.J. Elliott. 2004. Informing the development of decision support tools for risk management: the case of electrical and magnetic fields. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 47, 601-621, 2004.
  3. Wilson, K., Eyles. J. et al. 2004. Understanding relationships between neighbourhood and health. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 58: 192-198, 2004.
  4. Driedger, S.M. and J. Eyles. 2003. Different frames, different fears: communicating about chlorinated drinking water and cancer in the Canadian media. Social Science and Medicine 56: 1279-1293, 2003.

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