Dr Annette Haywood

BSc (Hons) PhD

School of Health and Related Research

Senior Research Fellow

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Dr Annette Haywood
School of Health and Related Research
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
S1 4DA

On completion of my mixed methods PhD in Clinical Health Psychology in 2004, I spent four years in the NHS as a Research Lead in a Primary Care Trust. I joined ScHARR in 2008 as a Research Associate on the Self Management Supported by Assistive, Rehabilitation and Telecare Technologies (SMART2) and the Built Environment in Acute Care for Older People projects.

In 2010 I moved to the section of Public Health and worked alongside local authority partners and academic colleagues as manager of the Public Health and Inequalities theme of the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC SY and YH). I currently manage the Practice and Research Collaborative (PaRC) Yorkshire and Humber network, which aims to bridge the research into practice gap and link academic institutions with local authority based public health practitioners across the region to facilitate collaborative working (https://www.parc-hub.co.uk/). In addition to my research role,  I am an Embedded Researcher in Doncaster Council and have undertaken a short piece of work to look at Primary Care engagement with the Gypsy Roma and Traveller community in Doncaster and also an after action review of the Council's response to the Covid pandemic. 

I am the Knowledge Exchange Champion for the section of Public Health and have led a number of impactful consultancy projects as Principal Investigator for high profile clients including the British Red Cross, Yorkshire Cancer Research, Cruse Bereavement Care and the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra).

Research interests

I am a qualitative researcher and have worked with a wide range of individuals from women with young children, older adults and NHS, Local Authority and third sector staff groups. I have a particular interest in public health and health inequalities. 


  • Evaluation of the Cancer Screening and Awareness Programme (Yorkshire Cancer Research)
  • National Evaluation of the Preventing and Tackling Mental Ill Health through Green Social Prescribing Project (Defra)
  • Evaluation of the British Red Cross Community Connectors programme (completed)

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Theses / Dissertations

  • Hampshaw S (2020) What happens to NICE public health guidelines after publication in terms of how they are viewed and used by local government officers? – A realist inquiry. PhD thesis, University of Sheffield.. RIS download Bibtex download
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Knowledge into Action

Teaching interests

I supervise dissertation students on the Master of Public Health programme. I am also a personal tutor and second supervisor to a student who successfully completed her PhD with her thesis entitled ‘What happens to NICE public health guidelines after publication in terms of how they are viewed and used by local government officers? – A realist inquiry' (Susan Hampshaw).

Professional activities and memberships

I hold an Honorary Contract with the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID)