Rhiannon Corcoran is a professor of Psychology and Public Mental Health at the University of Liverpool. Her research is directed at improving people’s mental health and wellbeing by understanding and addressing the social determinants of health including communities and neighbourhoods. She directs the Improving Mental Health theme of NIHR Collaborative Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care North West Coast, the Prosocial Place Research and Practice Programme and the Community Wellbeing Evidence Programme of the UK’s What Works Centre for Wellbeing. She aims to implement evidence-informed practice and to connect academics with the public, practitioners and policy makers to address health and wellbeing inequalities. She is a member of the Community Engagement Committee of the DCLG National Estates Regeneration Strategy and sits on the Publications Steering Committee of NHS England’s Healthy New Towns Initiative.