Lynn Naven
Public Health Research Specialist


Phone: 0141 330 2697


Lynn provides leadership and expertise across the Centre’s work theme concentrating on Action on inequality across the lifecourse, in terms of research, strategic knowledge exchange, and supporting and advising partners in order to increase their capacity to tackle inequalities. 

A key component of Lynn’s work has been in the area of child poverty.  She was lead researcher on the evaluation of the Healthier, Wealthier, Children (HWC) project and continues to play a strategic role in using evidence and experience to inform action on child poverty and identify opportunities to influence national policy by representing GCPH on a number of partner advisory and working groups related to child poverty.  This includes the newly formed Child Poverty Action Co-ordination Group set up to oversee the preparation and monitoring of annual child poverty action reports across NHSGGC to inform national action on child poverty. 

In her role as project manager of the 'Right Here, Right Now' project, which aimed to capture, in real time, people’s experiences of the rapidly changing economic and social environment, Lynn led in planning, managing and co-ordinating project activities and working with advisory group members to ensure the successful delivery of the RHRN key aims and objectives.

Current work includes exploring gaps in knowledge about issues for young people as they transition through youth to adulthood, and assessing the potential implications of the introduction of Universal Credit for different population groups.  A continuous thread running through this work theme involves identifying and following up potential links between ‘action on inequalities’ work and other local and national developments and strengthening our strategic partnership links.