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Four theme-based fellows will address the pressing issue of 'Inequality in Health' in individual research projects during their ten-month fellowships at AIAS. They will also work together collaboratively as a group in order to understand the causes of health inequalities from different perspectives.

AIAS-PIREAU Fellows - 2023 - 2024:

  • Andrew James Latham, Department of Philosophy and History of Ideas, Aarhus University
    Project at AIAS: 
    "Understanding our concepts of health and disease (UHD)"
  • Ciara Kierans, Department of Public Health, Policy & Systems, University of Liverpool, UK
    Project at AIAS: 
    Interlinking Filtrations: Rethinking disease etiology, inequality and care in uncertain ecosystems"
  • Jes Bak Sørensen, DEFACTO, Region Midtjylland (Central Denmark Region)
    Project at AIAS: 
    "Pathways to increased social equality in health"
  • Somogy Varga, School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University
    Project at AIAS:
    "Health Inequality and Medical dehumanization"

Why 'Inequality in Health'?

Inequalities in health are one of the greatest social challenges of our time. Global health inequities are dramatic both between and within countries. Even in affluent European nations, with free access to many health services, there are surprisingly large differences in health status and life expectancy. Moreover, health inequities are generally increasing. As a result, the UN highlights the fight against inequities and the promotion of health and well-being for all as two key global goals.


The Platform for Inequality Research at Aarhus University (PIREAU) brings together a broad range of researchers from a variety of disciplines to conduct cutting-edge research on inequality.

The ambition of PIREAU is to facilitate true interdisciplinary research at the highest international level and thereby make a significant contribution to our understanding of inequality.

PIREAU is funded by Aarhus University and hosts more than 30 researchers from eight departments, including Clinical Medicine, Economics and Business Economics, Dentistry and Oral Health, Law, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, and the Danish School of Education.

More: https://pireau.au.dk



  • 1 September 2023 - 31 July 2024

AIAS SEMINAR SERIES talk with the PIREAU theme-group


  • Carsten Jensen, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, carstenj@ps.au.dk