Jamie Pearce is Professor of Health Geography at the University of Edinburgh, where he is co-Director of the Centre for Research on Environment, Society and Health, and Director of the Scottish Graduate School for Social Science. Previously he was a member of academic staff at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, where was founding Director of the GeoHealth Laboratory. He is editor-in-chief of the international journal Health and Place. Professor Pearce has published over 100 books, academic papers, and book chapters. His research seeks to understand various social, political and environmental mechanisms operating at a range of geographical scales that establish and perpetuate spatial inequalities in health. Working at the intersection of human geography, public health and epidemiology, he has particular interests in health-related behaviors (e.g., smoking, nutrition, physical activity and obesity), environmental justice and health (e.g., air pollution, green space and multiple environmental deprivation), and macro-level health-related processes (e.g., social and economic inequality).