Dr Helen Elsey

Dr Helen Elsey

Associate Professor in Public Health

+44 (0) 113 343 6953

Summary: Helen is an Associate Professor in Public Health working in the NCIHD

Location: 1029, Worsley Building

Teaching Commitments: Helen is module leader for the MSc International Programmatic Responses to Key Public Health Issues and for the BSc Non-Communicable Disease module. She also teaches research methods, communicable disease control, HIV/AIDS, community engagement on the International Masters in Public Health and Intercalated BSc


Helen Elsey is Associate Professor of Public Health in the Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development, University of Leeds. Her research focuses on urban health issues, in particular issues of gender and equity in relation to health risk and behaviour and the development and evaluation of complex public health interventions to improve the health of disadvantaged populations. Her current research focuses on urban health in low income countries; particularly in improving the collection and use of data that represents the needs of the urban poor and in developing interventions to improve health and reduce injuries in urban slums. Helen is engaged in work with people with tuberculosis in South Asia, developing interventions for tobacco cessation and to improve psycho-social well-being.