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Professor Sarah Payne


Sarah is Professor in Health Policy and Gender at the Centre for Research in Health and Social Care at the School for Policy Studies. She contributes to a number of taught programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level, specifically around health policy in a global context. Her main research in recent years has been in the area of sex and gender influences on the health of men and women, with projects funded by the Department of Health, the World Health Organisation, the Equal Opportunities Commission and Leverhulme. Recent research has focused on sex and gender influences on mental health, suicidal behaviour, and non-communicable diseases, and policy issues including the care of women in secure psychiatric hospitals, preventing suicide, and mental health services. Sarah is also part of the research team looking at poverty and social exclusion in Britain funded by the ESRC, looking at mental health, poverty and social exclusion.

Sarah Payne and colleagues in the Centre for Research in Health and Social Care are currently working on gender equity in health service delivery and have carried out a number of consultations in this field.



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