Meet the team

Professor Liddy Goyder

Liddy is the Health Inequalities Theme Lead and the Section Director and Reader in Public Health Medicine.

Liddy joined ScHARR in September 1998 and is a Professor of Public Health and Deputy Dean of ScHARR. Since completing higher specialist training in general practice and public health, she has pursued interests in both developing the public health evidence base and getting evidence into practice through research and teaching. Liddy has an NHS honorary contract with NHS Sheffield and contributes to public health training in both East Midlands and Yorkshire and Humber regions. She has a research programme in the fields of type 2 diabetes and health inequalities, currently with a focus on evidence-based public health – both evidence synthesis and knowledge translation.

Dr Annette Haywood

Annette is the Public Health & Inequalities Theme Manager and she also manages the Yorkshire Health Study ( 

She has a BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology and a PhD in women’s reproductive health from the University of Sheffield. She has a varied research and evaluation portfolio, which includes the development of a telehealth system for people with long term conditions, exploring older people’s perceptions of the built environment in acute care and examining the range of services available to young people moving from adolescent to adult mental health services. She also has NHS experience as a Research Lead for a Primary Care Trust in Sheffield.

Dr Liz Such

Liz Such is a Research Fellow for CLAHRC YH working in the field of Public Health and Inequalities with a focus on ethnicity and health. Liz has a background in physical activity and family life and spent several years working as a government researcher in the area of labour market inequalities, particularly relating to ethnicity.

Dr Sarah Salway

Sarah joined ScHARR in January 2013.  Sarah has a background in sociology, demography and public health and formal training and expertise in both qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation methodologies.She gained her PhD in Public Health Medicine from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and then spent extended periods of time living and researching in India and Bangladesh.  For the past 15 years or so, she has focused primarily on UK public health issues, with a particular interest in the health needs and experiences of minority ethnic populations. Sarah is currently primarily engaged in work under the umbrella of the NIHR National School for Public Health Research.  Sarah leads the Health Equity and Inclusion Research Theme within the Section of Public Health in ScHARR.

Professor Paul Bissell

Catherine Homer