…And that we, in public health, must be critical of the status quo within our fields, which emerge from this socially-structured body of research. Judith Green has argued about the need “for critical research which reflexively unpacks its own normative assumptions,” meaning we should:

  • Question what come to be defined as public health problems
  • Be open to alternative ways of thinking about health
  • Acknowledge that by promoting one facet of health, unintended consequences may arise for other facets of health.

Judith Green goes on to emphasize that “Health is multiple: and different organisations, publics and individuals, will inevitably prioritise different processes and outcomes.” 11

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