Professor Anne Kavanagh is a social epidemiologist who is well-known for her work on health inequalities. Her major research focus is on the health of people with disability. She focuses on how social determinants such as employment, housing, poverty and education influence the health of disability. Her work identifies potential policy solutions to reduce disability-related socio-economic and health disadvantage.
Professor Kavanagh's work also concentrates on the intersections between gender and other socio-economic determinants and health outcomes. All of her research applies high-level quantitative methods to investigate complex social and health problems. She contributes to public debate, advocacy and policy development through online media, membership of key committees and advice to government and other stakeholders.