Kristin Bash

MPH, MFPH

School of Health and Related Research

Honorary Lecturer in Public Health

kabash1@sheffield.ac.uk

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Kristin Bash
School of Health and Related Research
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
Sheffield
S1 4DA
Profile

I am an honorary lecturer in public health, and a senior public health specialty registrar (ST5) in Yorkshire & the Humber. I am also a PhD candidate and Grantham Scholar though the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures at the University of Sheffield and the School of Health and Related Research.

Outside the university setting, I am a co-Chair of the Faculty of Public Health Food Special Interest Group, which aims to promote issues, and facilitate advocacy and action related to the many links between healthy, sustainable food systems and public health.

Research interests

I am particularly interested in healthy and sustainable food systems, and the demand-side modifications to population diet which are necessary to make our food system fit-for-purpose into the future at a global level. Related to this, I am also interested in the impacts government policy and local food environments have on population diet.

I recently finished working as part of the TACLED/DFC multi-national research team on identifying dietary patterns in urban environments within Ghana and Kenya, and on benchmarking healthy food environment policy these same countries, using the INFORMAS Food EPI index to assess government actions (funded by MRC/GCRF).

Public health issues relating to the influence of wider determinants on health and health inequalities are also interests of mine. I have contributed to research on various topics including health effects of loneliness and social isolation, resource use across the full healthcare pathway associated with frailty, and the macroeconomic determinants of health.


December 2008 - Master's in Public Health (MPH) with distinction, University of Nottingham

August 2015 - Public Health Specialty Registrar Training Programme

January 2017 - Academic placement, honorary lecturere and assessment tutor in public health at ScHARR

May 2017 - Joined the TACLED and DFC research projects, led by Professor Michelle Holdsworth at ScHARR.  Aim of research to explore food policy, dietary environments, and drivers of food choice in urban settings of Ghana and Kenya.

October 2018 - Grantham Scholar (Grantham Institute of Sustainable Futures).  PhD research into supporting healthy, sustainable diets in lower socioeconomic status populations in the UK.

April 2018 - Founder and co-Chair of the Faculty of Public Health Food Special Interest Group (SIG). The Food SIG aims to promote issues, advocacy and action to support the many links between sustainable food systems and public health.

Teaching interests

I am particularly interested in healthy and sustainable food systems, and the demand-side modifications to population diet which are necessary to make our food system fit-for-purpose into the future at a global level. Related to this, I am also interested in the impacts government policy and local food environments have on population diet.

I recently finished working as part of the TACLED/DFC multi-national research team on identifying dietary patterns in urban environments within Ghana and Kenya, and on benchmarking healthy food environment policy these same countries, using the INFORMAS Food EPI index to assess government actions (funded by MRC/GCRF).

Public health issues relating to the influence of wider determinants on health and health inequalities are also interests of mine. I have contributed to research on various topics including health effects of loneliness and social isolation, resource use across the full healthcare pathway associated with frailty, and the macroeconomic determinants of health.