Eileen O'Keefe

Eileen is Emeritus Professor of Public Health at London Metropolitan University. 

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Eileen O'Keefe

Eileen is Emeritus Professor of Public Health at London Metropolitan University. Her research since 2004 has been funded by the Nuffield Foundation, Economic and Social Research Council and Breast Cancer Concern. She leads the London Met team in the 'New York – London Tackling Childhood Obesity' collaboration and a British Council-supported project with the University of the Western Cape.

Eileen is a member of the London Teaching Public Health Network steering group. She has served on the Community Development Forum of the London Health Commission and as chairperson of an inner London comprehensive school. Her work with the artist Johnny Spencer has been exhibited at the Anthony Wilkinson Gallery, the Top Room and Chelsea Space. Selected publications include:

  • O’Keefe E , Scott-Samuel A (2010) Health Impact Assessment as an Accountability Mechanism for the International Monetary Fund: the case of Sub-Saharan Africa. International Journal of Health Services, Vol. 40, no 2: 339–345
  • Libman K, Freudenberg N, O’Keefe E (2010) A Tale of Two Obese Cities: comparing responses to childhood obesity in New York and London. New York and London. City University of New York and London Metropolitan University Childhood Obesity Collaborative.
  • Chinouya M, O'Keefe E (2008) Pachedu-Zenzele in the Diaspora: Promoting Sexual Health Amongst Zimbabweans in England. International Migration Vol. 46, no 5: 71-93.
  • O’Keefe E, Scott-Samuel A. Health Impact Assessment, Globalization and Human Rights.(2007) In I Kawachi & S Wamala (eds.) Globalization & Health. Oxford University Press.
  • Scott Samuel A, O’Keefe E (2007) Health impact assessment, human rights and global public policy: a critical appraisal. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 85:212-217.
  • Chinouya  M,  O’Keefe E. (2006). Zimbabwean Cultural Traditions in England: Ubuntu Hunhu as a Human Rights Tool. J Diversity in  Health and Social Care, Vol. 3 no 2:89-98
  • Chinouya M, O’Keefe (2005) God Will Look After Us: African Migrants, HIV and Religion in Milton Keynes. J Diversity in Health  and Social Care, Vol. 2, no 3: 177-186
  • Musoro L. O’Keefe  E (2005) Social & economic rights of migrant communities in the UK In Global Health Watch  Politics of Health Group
  • O’Keefe E, Chinouya M (2004) Global Migrants, Gendered Tradition & Human Rights: Africans & HIV in the UK. In R Tong et al. (eds.) Feminist Bioethics, Human Rights & the Developing World. Rowland & Littlefield.
  • O’Keefe E (2003) Contested Macroeconomic Policy as Health Policy: the World Bank in Ukraine. In T MacDonald (ed.)  The Social Significance of Health Promotion. London 122-138.
  • O’Keefe E, Scott Samuel (2002)  Human Rights & Wrongs: can health impact assessment help? J Law Medicine & Ethics 30, 4: 734-738
  • O’Keefe E (2001) Domestic Policies & International Consensus Building. Briefing Paper for 13th Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting. Commonwealth Secretariat.
  • O’Keefe E (2000) Equity, democracy & globalization. Critical Public Health, Vol. 10, no 2 168-177.
  • O’Keefe E, Hogg C (2000) Social Inequality, Policy Formation and Children’s Mental Well-being. In Hosin A (ed) Issues in Applied Developmental Psychology and Child Psychiatry Lampeter: Edwin Mellon.
  • O’Keefe E, Hogg C (1999) Public Participation & Marginalized Groups: the community development model. In Health Expectations, 2: 245-254.
  • O’Keefe E (1997) Leaving Arcadia: Rites of Way. In V Berger, I Vasseur (eds) Arcadia Revisited; the place of landscape. London: Black Dog.
  • O’Keefe E (1995)The World Bank: health policy, poverty and equity . Critical Public Health Vol. 6, No. 28 – 35
  • O’Keefe E (1993) Divided London: towards a European public health approach. London: University of North London Press
  • O’Keefe E, Ottewill R, Wall A (1992) Community Health: issues in management. Sunderland: Business Education Publishers
  • O’Keefe E (1991) Public health, racism and the WHO in Europe. Critical Public Health, no 1:36-42.
Eileen O'Keefe
Emeritus Professor of Public Health
School of Social Professions