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University of Sheffield Crest and LogoWelcome to the Health Equity and Inclusion Group a cross-faculty research collaborative based at the University of Sheffield.

Our Goals

To work in partnership with local people and wider stakeholders to improve understanding of, and support informed action on, health inequity.

Our work

  • We work around the globe, with recent projects in the UK, Pakistan, Gambia, Malawi and Sri Lanka
  • We conduct research into the patterns and causes of health inequity and their solutions
  • We carry out evaluations to understand what works for health equity
  • We provide technical advice and support
  • We mobilise knowledge to inform policy and practice
  • We provide training and capacity development
  • We support postgraduate students

About Us


Our Principles

We are driven by theory-informed approaches to addressing health inequity. We focus on the social and political determinants of health and specialise on participatory and inclusive research methods.

Working With Us 

We are an inclusive group and we actively seek collaboration with community organisations
patient groups
charities/NGOs
national and local government
research centres and other stakeholders.

  • Do you want to evaluate your work or programme?
  • Do you need help with an Equity Audit
    Health Needs Assessment
    Equality Impact Assessment or Service Specification?
  • Have you got an idea for a workshop or knowledge sharing event?
  • Are you interested in studying for a master’s or doctoral degree?
  • Are you looking for training or capacity development for your staff?
  • Are you seeking a research collaboration?
  • Do you have another idea for how to work with us?

If the answer is ‘yes’
then contact us.

Our Skills

We are an interdisciplinary team with a range of backgrounds and skills. We have expertise in the following areas:

  • Community-led/user-led research and co-production
  • Qualitative research
  • Quantitative research
  • Mixed methods research
  • Intervention evaluation
  • Process and service evaluation
  • Formative reviews
  • Systematic and rapid reviews
  • Social epidemiology
  • Psychosocial explanations of health

We have worked on a wide range of research and evaluation themes with equity at its core. These include projects concerned with addressing the social determinants of health. We have worked on projects concerned with:

  • Community development
  • Access to healthcare
  • Health literacy
  • Capacity development within and between healthcare and other professions
  • Health promotion and education

Our Team