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Marcello Bertotti

Reader in Community Health, University of East London

Marcello is a reader in community health at the Institute for Connected Communities. His main role is to develop research in public health, from securing funding to conducting research and publishing its results, primarily in peer reviewed academic journals.

He has 15 years work experience in research and evaluation of community health interventions, social enterprise, asset based approaches to health, and social prescribing. It has used a range of methodologies and approaches to evaluation including realist evaluation, social network analysis, asset mapping and used approaches to systematic reviews including meta-narrative and systematic mapping to study health interventions and communities. He is a co-founder of the social prescribing network and of the social prescribing youth network. He also co-delivers an accredited Level 3 certificate in social prescribing.

Marcello supervises PhD students working in the areas of health inequalities. He would welcome supervising doctoral research looking at alternative approaches to promoting health and well-being as well as the economic and social determinants of health and mental health.