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- 01642 342967
- Job title:
- Research Associate
- School of Health & Social Care
- Research institute:
- Health and Social Care Institute
About Sarah Russell
Sarah was appointed as research assistant in public health and health promotion in the School of Health & Social care in January 2010. She has previously completed a BSc (Hons) in Psychology in 2007 at the University of West England, Bristol, where she developed a strong interest in health psychology and health promotion.
She subsequently completed an MSc in health promotion and psychology in 2009, at the University of Nottingham. Here her dissertation focused on online support groups, and how these can empower individuals with chronic conditions.
Since joining Teesside University Sarah has been involved in work surrounding sexual health in young people. In particular Sarah has worked alongside Professor Janet Shucksmith to produce a research digest on teenage conception in the local area, for the North East improvement and efficiency partnership’s research to reality seminar series. Sarah is also involved in a review of sex and relationships education in primary and secondary schools across Middlesbrough. Alongside this Sarah has assisted on projects focussing on other public health topics, including stop smoking services in secondary care.
Most recently Sarah has worked alongside Dr Nicola Heslehurst on maternal obesity research, and is currently assisting on a project which is exploring midwives’ views on their training needs around obesity, funded by the North East SHA. Sarah is also working with Debbie Hall on a study examining human resources policies relating to compassionate leave, across Teesside employers. This work forms part of the wider Compassionate Communities project currently being implemented across Teesside. Sarah is also an associate member of FUSE, the Centre of Translational Research in Public Health.