Dr Amy M Russell

Dr Amy M Russell

Senior Research Fellow, Project Manager

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Summary: Amy is a Senior Research Fellow on the LIHS Career Development Fellowship. Her background is in the Social Sciences and Humanities and her more recent work has been on addressing health inequalities.

Location: Worsley Building

Overview

Amy is a Senior Research Fellow recently awarded the LIHS Career Development Fellowship. Her background is in the Social Sciences and Humanities and her more recent work has been on addressing health inequalities in applied health research.

Amy's interests can be described under two main themes:

Theme 1. Addressing health inequalities in applied health settings

- with a special emphasis on the health of women, people with a learning disability, people from BME groups and long term condition management. Her work includes qualitative work with patients and clinicians, intervention development and RCTs.

For example her work as the lead researcher on the ethnographic study Evaluation of screening for depression in patients with chronic physical disease in primary care, funded by the NIHR RfPB scheme.

And her work as lead researcher and project manager on Looking after yourself when you have diabetes, an NIHR HTA grant.

Theme 2. Cultural and social explanations of inequalities

- drawing on theories and methods from the humanities, social sciences and cultural geography to explore the social and cultural aspects of health and social inequalities.

For example her Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project on the enduring effects of human trafficking; Becoming the reproductive health, maternal well-being and breast feeding.

She was formerly the Deputy Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies and remains an affiliated member.

Previously she has worked as a Research Fellow in Primary Care (University of Leeds) and Lecturer in Gender and Religion (University of Leeds). She advises on ethnographic methods for an NIHR In-practice Fellowship and is a PRINCE2 practitioner.

She is the co-rep for the School of Medicine Equality and Inclusion committee.

She is a long term member of the Athena Swan Self-Assessment Team in LIHS.