Tim Huijts

Tim Huijts

Title: Senior Lecturer in Sociology
Organization: Department of Sociology, University of York

Research Interests

Social inequalities in health, health policy, social policy, health politics, comparative research, social capital, migration, social mobility, global health governance, political economy.

Research Experience

Tim Huijts is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of York. He obtained his PhD in Sociology (cum laude) at Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands). Previously he worked as an Assistant Professor in Sociology at Radboud University Nijmegen and Utrecht University, as a Lecturer in Global Public Health at Queen Mary University of London, and as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Social Epidemiology at the University of Oxford. His research mainly focuses on examining social inequalities in health in Europe, and especially on explaining differences across countries in social inequalities in health. He is involved as a co-applicant in the rotating module on social determinants of health for the European Social Survey, and as a co-applicant in a new EU-funded NORFACE project on social inequalities in health in European welfare states (2015-2018).


Tim Huijts has published on social ties and health, migration and health, gender and health, politics and health, and socioeconomic position and health in journals such as European Sociological Review, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, European Journal of Public Health, Social Science and Medicine, and Sociology of Health and Illness.