Professor Elizabeth Goyder


School of Health and Related Research

Professor of Public Health

Liddy Goyder
+44 114 222 0783

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Professor Elizabeth Goyder
School of Health and Related Research
2030, Second Floor
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
S1 4DA
Research interests

My research is largely focused on addressing health inequalities and in getting research evidence into practice, through both evidence synthesis and knowledge translation. I previously worked in the areas of inequalities in access to services, diabetes screening and type 2 diabetes prevention.

My involvement in research that develops and evaluates physical activity interventions has led to my current role with the National Centre for Sport & Exercise Medicine in Sheffield, promoting collaborative research across the university, NHS, City Council and a range of community partners.


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Conference proceedings papers



  • Barnes A, Black M, Baxter S, Furber A, Strong M, Beynon C, Dallat M, Jeffery C, Davies AR, Goyder E , Kritsotakis E et al Understanding public health systems: a participatory systematic review and systems infographic. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Black M, Barnes A, Creative NF, Baxter S, Jeffrey C, Dallat M, Beynon C, Furber A, Strong M, Davies A , Goyder E et al Early Years Policy in the UK - from the child’s perspective. RIS download Bibtex download


Research group

Postgraduate Students

  • Fahad Almutairi
  • Kelly Mackenzie
  • Alciia Vedio
  • Matt Rand
  • Clare Timblin

Selected current grants:

  • Public Health Research Review Team – NIHR 2019-2022 (Director and Principal Investigator)
  • Health Services & Delivery Research Evidence Synthesis Centre – NIHR 2017-2020 (Deputy Director and Co-Investigator)
  • School of Public Health Research – NIHR 2017-2022 (University of Sheffield lead and Co-Investigator)
Teaching interests

PhD supervision

I am interested in supervising Research Students in topics related to inequalities and major public health issues, particularly in relation to inequalities and physical activity programmes.

My current students include:

  • Fahad Almutairi: Dietary patterns and diabetes risk in a Saudi population
  • Kelly Mackenzie: Co-produced interventions to reduce sedentary behaviour in the workplace
  • Alicia Vedio: Barriers to preventive care for Hepatitis C in the Chinese community
  • Matt Rand: Public health interventions in leisure centres (collaboration with Sheffield City Trust)
  • Clare Timblin: Inequalities in recreational activity in children and young people
Professional activities
  • Director of the NIHR Public Health Review Team from 2019, formerly ScHARR-PHEST (ScHARR-Public Health Evidence Synthesis Team) from 2014 and Director of the NICE-funded Public Health Collaborating Centre from 2008 to 2013
  • Academic public health representative on the National Diabetic Eye Screening Programme Research Advisory Committee and National Diabetes Audit Partnership Board
  • Director of Research and University of Sheffield representative for the National Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM) in Sheffield
  • Peer reviewer for Lancet, BMJ and 20+ other journals and funding bodies
  • Educational supervisor and academic supervisor for Yorkshire & Humber and East Midlands Public Health specialist registrars