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Professor Sarah Payne

Professor Sarah Payne

Professor Sarah Payne

Emeritus Professor of School for Policy Studies

Social Science Complex,
8 Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TZ
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+44 (0) 117 954 6775

Biography

Sarah is Professor in Health Policy and Gender at the Centre for Research in Health and Social Care at the School for Policy Studies. She contributes to a number of taught programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level, specifically around health policy in a global context. Her main research in recent years has been in the area of sex and gender influences on the health of men and women, with projects funded by the Department of Health, the World Health Organisation, the Equal Opportunities Commission and Leverhulme. Recent research has focused on sex and gender influences on mental health, suicidal behaviour, and non-communicable diseases, and policy issues including the care of women in secure psychiatric hospitals, preventing suicide, and mental health services. Sarah is also part of the research team looking at poverty and social exclusion in Britain funded by the ESRC, looking at mental health, poverty and social exclusion.

Sarah Payne and colleagues in the Centre for Research in Health and Social Care are currently working on gender equity in health service delivery and have carried out a number of consultations in this field.

Teaching

Health policy and health inequalities; Globalisation and health; Social security, poverty and social exclusion and research methods especially feminist research methods/methodology.

Keywords

  • Sex and gender inequalities in health; Gender aspects of health care use and service delivery; Gender equity in health and public policy; Poverty
  • social exclusion and deprivation and health inequalities
  • particularly mental health.

Expertise

My main interests are sex and gender influences on the health of men and women, and gender equity in health policy and the delivery of care. Recent research has focused on differences between men and women in relation to mental health, suicidal behaviour, and non-communicable diseases including bowel cancer, and also work on gender differences in access to health care. Main sources of research funding in recent years include the Department of Health, the World Health Organisation and the Leverhulme Trust.

  • gender equity in health policy
  • women's health
  • men's health
  • Memberships

    Organisations

    School for Policy Studies

    Recent publications

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