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Health inequalities

Health inequalities links with the work of Bradford Institute for Health Research and the Born in Bradford Cohort Study, and houses public health research.

Current focuses include identifying the causes of child ill health and developing and evaluating responses to them.

We welcome your ideas for research proposals that fit within this cluster. We also have the following projects available:

Available PhD projects

The impact of the UK immigration act on migrant women’s access to, experiences of and/or outcomes of maternity services

Over the last few years, the UK Government has legislated increasingly restrictive changes to the entitlements of migrant women to maternity services. There is little research related to the impact of this on the health of perinatal migrant women and their babies. Research is urgently needed to address this.

A PhD proposal could focus on one aspect (or all) of the above- access, experiences or outcomes. It could focus on a particular category of migrant women such as women deemed as ‘illegal migrants’ or asylum seekers and refugees.

This PhD is associated with the work of COST working group 3 - social-cultural perspectives. Successful applicants will be able to benefit from this wider European research community in particular applying for an STSM or early career investigator training.

Principal supervisor: Dr Melanie Cooper


Sociological and policy perspectives on ageing

Examining the social determinants and co-morbidities of ageing and policy responses to the challenge of aged care.

Principal supervisor: Professor Allan Kellehear


Sociology of health and illness

Exploring and examining the social determinants of health and illness and the role of professional health care in determining and addressing these experiences.

Principal supervisor: Professor Allan Kellehear


‘New’ public health - health promotion, community development, and social ecology

Exploring and testing how these public health approaches address different diseases or injury groups. Also examining and describing the promotion of ‘health and wellbeing’ in different communities or disease groups and assessing their role in prevention and harm-reduction.

Principal supervisor: Professor Allan Kellehear

Please use these projects to write your research proposal which will accompany your PhD application.

Find out more about studying a PhD in the Faculty of Health Studies, including how to apply.


Professors

Title and name:
Professor Allan Kellehear
Position:
50th Anniversary Chair - Professor of End of Life Care
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Professor Neil Small
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Professor of Health Research
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Current research students

Title and name:
Saudat Adeka
Position:
Part-time PhD student
Research title: Sustainability of a healthy workplace in the achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Nigeria.
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Title and name:
Chrissy Bishop
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Research title: Service utilisation and pathways through care for children with complex health care needs. The Born in Bradford Cohort Study.
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Title and name:
Laura Lamming
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Part-time PhD student
Research title: Exploring the link between feedback on affect, and physical activity, on physical activity intentions and behaviour in parents.
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Title and name:
Elizabeth (Lisa) Milne
Position:
Part-time PhD student
Research title: A preliminary investigation into parents' understanding of the parent-infant relationship and how this impacts the interaction between the parent and their baby, with a particular focus on mind mindedness and joy: has the research reached the people who matter?
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Title and name:
Liana Nagy
Position:
Full-time PhD student
Research title: Socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic differences in sedentary behaviour among primary school aged children - part of the Born in Bradford study.
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