Sheffield International Health Interest Group (SIHI)

The Sheffield International Health Interest Group (SIHI) consists of a network of academic staff, students, clinicians and researchers seeking to take forward research, teaching and scholarship in the broad area of international health.

The Group meets to discuss key issues in international health, research outputs and new research opportunties, and is also actively involved in progressing educational opportunities for students abroad, including research placements and international internships.

We advocate the participation in community projects while promoting awareness of global health issues.

Photo showing members of the Sheffield International Health Interest Group (SIHI)


Our international health research team are members of the Group. However, any interested individual at the University can join. Meetings, presentations, and discussion are open to all interested ScHARR members, other University staff, students, or researchers.

We also welcome contact from individuals outside the University who have common interests in international health research and education.

The Group seeks to:

  • Provide a forum for discussions about international health issues and to provide a networking capability for those involved in this work.
  • Provide support and guidance to students looking for experiences in international health, to introduce students to career opportunities within international health, and to raise awareness of international health issues.
  • To identify learning and teaching, training and staff development needs for those undertaking teaching and research in international health.
  • Build a network of contacts in the international health field and assemble a database of opportunities and funding for international projects on international health issues.
  • Build awareness of global health trends and the impacts of political, social, and economic issues on global health, with a view to impacting on, or raising awareness of inequalities in health.


We have regular meetings and presentations, and also arrange invited talks with leading international health experts.


For further information, please visit Dr Padam Simkhada's web page

Padam Simkhada