Public Health Research Themes
In addition to our six major themes below we host the Sheffield component of the NIHR School for Public Health Research, the Yorkshire Health Study, ScHARR's Public Health GIS Unit, and the Wellcome Trust Doctoral Training Centre for Public Health Economics and Decision Science.
The Health Equity and Inclusion group works in partnership with local people and wider stakeholders to improve understanding of, and support informed action on, health inequity.
The Knowledge into Action research theme aims to bring together a diverse network of researchers and external partners who are working together to ensure research is effectively and appropriately informing policy and practice in the widest sense.
Our interests include
We are also home to the Yorkshire Health Study - Are you Yorkshire Fit?
Our work is influential in informing current debate on alcohol policy and our Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model has provided a key evidence base for debates around minimum unit pricing in the UK and beyond.
The Food and Nutrition research theme brings together a multi-disciplinary group of academics, researchers and PhD students whose common interest is in the interaction between food, nutrition and society.
In the Global Health Management and Policy group we are interested in maternal and child health and nutrition, health care planning, global health systems and health policy, leadership and governance in health, human resources for health, system-wide challenges and opportunities posed by emerging infectious diseases and neglected tropical diseases, and operational and implementation research across Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
Aside from our major themes we also do important work on public involvement in research, decision making and safety in emergency care transitions, medicines prescribing, and public health decision making.