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Michelle Bartholomew is the Course Leader for the Master of Public Health and also a Senior Lecturer in the Division of Social Care and Counselling, located within the School of Human and Health Sciences.

Having worked within Health Promotion and Community Development, Michelle embarked on her career at the University of Huddersfield after completing an MSc in Health Education and Health Promotion at Leeds Metropolitan University. This was followed by a Post Graduate Certificate in Professional Development, with a focus on teaching and learning.

Michelle was awarded her PhD in 2012 after examining older African Caribbean migrant women’s experiences of health and the extent to which these connect with identity across the life-course.  It considered how gender, migrant and ethnic identities are produced and constructed and how these shape and influence perceptions of health, western healthcare and medical practices.

Research Expertise and Interests

Experiences of:

  • Ageing
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Intergenerational relationships
  • Health and well-being
  • Religion/spirituality

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Research Output 2016 2016

Older International Migrant Women’s Reflexive Engagement with Religion

Wray, S. & Bartholomew, M., Sep 2016, In : International Journal of Aging and Society. 6, 3, p. 35-49 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Activities 2013 2013

  • 1 Oral presentation

To What Extent does Religion Influence the Health of Older Caribbean Women in the UK

Michelle Bartholomew (Speaker)
2013 → …

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation