Profile: Robin Haynes

Robin Haynes, Professor of Environmental Sciences, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. Robin’s research interests are in environmental influences on health and health services in rural areas.

Robin Haynes studied geography at the University of Bristol (BA) and Pennsylvania State University (PhD), with a year at the University of Lund in Sweden. He was hired as a Lecturer at the University of East Anglia in 1971 and has continued to work there, apart from enjoying the hospitality of visiting posts at the Universidad Catolica in Chile and the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. He shares in teaching an undergraduate module in Environmental Epidemiology at East Anglia.

Robin’s interest in health geography began with research investigating the future role of community hospitals in rural settings. This developed into subsequent investigations on the effects of geographical accessibility on health and health service use. The most recent example is a study of cancer survival. He has also worked on geographical inequalities in health and the influence of environmental risk factors. Neighbourhood effects on childhood injuries and the determinants of road traffic accidents are current concerns. He is an advisory editor for the international journal Social Science and Medicine.

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Updated: January 2009