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Dr Emma Halliday

Senior Research Fellow

Emma Halliday

Furness Building



Tel: +44 1524 592980

Research Interests

Emma Halliday is a social scientist and historian based in the Division's Centre for Health Inequalities Research. Her research and knowledge exchange centres primarily on the social determinants of health and health inequalities.  Current areas of focus include the evaluation of area based initiatives, community empowerment and spatial stigma:

  • The Communities in Control Study - An evaluation of the health impact of the place based initiative - Big Local
  • New Deal for Communities - two studies evaluating the health impact of one of England's largest area based initiatives 
  • How communities are taking action to tackle the impact of neighbourhood stigma in local areas

Prior to joining DHR, Emma worked on various mental health research programmes and was a evaluation advisor for public health policy work in Scotland.

She has doctorate in history, which looked at the hospitalisation of mental health care in late 19th century Scotland.  She currently holds a small grant from the Economic History Society, using hospital and census records to track the trajectories of women's mental health nursing careers in York hospitals.

Emma is also a public involvement advisor for the R&D North West Service.





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