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University of Sunderland

Michael Chang

Michael Chang

Programme Manager – Planning and Health, Office for Health Improvement & Disparities

Michael is a strategic leader on place, environment, spatial planning and public health. He is a chartered fellow town planner and honorary public health professional. He has initiated and led programmes on spatial planning and health for the organisations including the Town and Country Planning Association, Public Health England and currently at the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities.

He is responsible for writing guidance to support policy development and implementation, and promotes a systems approach to population health improvement through the built environment and spatial planning. He is undertaking a PhD at the University of Bristol to research the systems role of spatial planning as a public health intervention, Honorary Fellow at Teesside University and 2021 cohort of the Urban Land Institute Health Leaders Network.

Sharing unique insight on the state of the current union between spatial planning and public health as the foundation for taking a whole systems approach to population health improvement and addressing health disparities in our towns and cities.