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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.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research Expertise and Interests

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


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