Affiliates

Daniel Grace is an Honorary Research Fellow of the School and former SPHR@L team member whose research focused on an examination of alcohol policy reform, social inequity and the health effects of social policies in the UK. He has an interest in critical strategies for social research, policy analysis and the sociology of knowledge. Daniel’s background is in HIV research, legal reform processes and gay men’s health.

Judith Green is a Professor of Sociology of Health based at King’s College London. Her SPHR@L-related research interests are in the roles of health and health equity in local government decision making, and evaluative evidence on determinants of health.

Vladimir S. Gordeev is an Assistant Professor and former SPHR@L team member who worked within the health inequalities stream, as part of the Communities in Control (CinC) project. Vladimir’s background is in internal medicine, public health and economics.

Greg Hartwell is a specialist registrar with a great deal of expertise in working in policy settings. Over 2014 he provided guidance to SPHR@L on dissemination and translation in such settings. He has now secured and also led on his own research into evidence to inform policy and practice at a local and national level.

Theo Lorenc worked as a mixed-methods researcher with expertise in systematic reviews, qualitative research, and the evaluation of complex interventions. Within SPHR@L, his project focus was on the review component of the ‘Cultures of evidence in non-health sectors’ project.

Dalya Marks has a split post between LSHTM & Camden Primary Care Trust to work on integrating public health research and practice. Her research interests are grounded in public health and policy implications of the screening for, and prevention of coronary morbidity/mortality.

Fred Martineau was a Clinical Research Fellow working on local alcohol policy research and former SPHR@L team member. He has a paediatric background and has previously worked in the NHS for five years, as well as in Sierra Leone supporting government child health services as a Medical Coordinator for Welbodi Partnership.

Sarah Milton is a Research Fellow, currently working on an in depth qualitative study about welfare benefits, ageing and well-being in the UK. She also contributes to the SPHR research about the use and meaning of evidence outside of the health sector. She has a background in medical anthropology and sociology.

Lesley Mountford is a former Director of Public Health for London City and the Borough of Hackney. She has recently been appointed as an Honorary Fellow of LSHTM and research affiliate of SPHR@L, participating in various research activities.

Gemma Phillips was formerly a Research Fellow with SPHR@L and led on an ethnographic study of UK local government with a focus on practices of evaluation and accountability in decision-making and service delivery. She was also involved in the health inequalities stream within the wider SPHR and lead on the public involvement activities at SPHR@L.

Triantafyllos Pliakas was formerly a Research Fellow working on the analysis of retail alcohol data to evaluate the impact of local government alcohol policies. He has an interest in measuring and evaluating neighbourhood effects on health. Triantafyllos’ background is in public health nutrition and environmental epidemiology.

Ruth Ponsford was formerly a Research Fellow working within the health inequalities stream, currently focusing on an evaluation of a local community-based intervention as part of the Communities in Control (CiC) project. She has a background in Sociology and a particular interest in the use of visual and creative methods for data collection.

Courtney Scott was formerly a Research Fellow, working within the health inequalities stream, assisting with the qualitative component of the second phase of a local community-based intervention as part of the Communities in Control (CiC) project.

Rebecca Steinbach was an Assistant Professor at LSHTM and worked on a project evaluating the impact of free bus travel for young people on public health in London. Her main research interest is in transport and health.

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