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Professor Rachel Isba


Rachel Isba

Furness Building



Tel: +44 1524 592450

Research overview

My broad research interests are in the areas of public health  and healthcare inequalities. My public health research looks at infectious diseases and the role of paediatric public health in secondary care (with a focus on children's public health in acute care settings). My healthcare inequalities work focuses on the delivery of specialist paediatric care, engagement (with a focus on historically excluded groups), and the use of health needs assessment in hospital care. 

Current Research

Current projects include a study looking at the impact of the first wave of the SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 pandemic on children with a newly diagnosed brain tumour and a project looking at how children's hospitals can address inequalities experienced by the populations they serve.

Current Teaching

I am involved in teaching students across all five years of the undergraduate medical programme and supervise several postgraduate students.

Additional Information

I am Professor of Children and Young People's Health within Lancaster Medical School and also a medical doctor working in Paediatric Emergency Medicine and Public Health in Manchester.

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