Fuse programme lead awarded Professorship

Congratulations to Fuse research lead Sheena Ramsay who has been awarded a Personal Chair at Newcastle University as a Professor in Public Health & Epidemiology.

Sheena leads a programme of research that aims to improve population health, with a particular focus on reducing health inequalities. Her research focuses on prevention of chronic diseases and addressing determinants of ill-health amongst disadvantaged groups.

At Fuse, Sheena co-leads the Healthy Ageing Research Programme, and is Training Lead and Investigator for NIHR School of Public Health Research.

Dr Ramsay is an academic and honorary Consultant in Public Health. As a dental surgeon with specialisation in Public Health, she bridges epidemiology and public health research with policy and practice. Sheena works closely with partners from Local Authorities, voluntary sector, policy, and primary and secondary care. Complementary to her research, a key part of Sheena’s role is teaching, training and building capacity in academic public health.  

Sheena started her research career in 2005 as a Research Fellow at University College London with the British Regional Heart Study, which she now co-leads. She has since held prestigious Medical Research Council (MRC) Fellowships, undertaken Public Health Specialty Training in London, and been awarded grants from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), United States National Institutes of Health (US NIH), and various charities.

Sheena said: “I am honoured to be awarded a Professorship and thankful for the opportunities I’ve had to thrive in Fuse at Newcastle and for the collaborations across the Public Health community in the North East.

"I look forward to building on these excellent collaborations to address public health challenges in our region and beyond.”

The award will take effect from 1 August 2022.

Last modified: Fri, 25 Feb 2022 16:08:19 GMT