Professor Elizabeth Goyder
MD FFPH MRCGP
School of Health and Related Research
Professor of Public Health
+44 114 222 0783
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- 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.
- Factors relating to the uptake of interventions for smoking cessation among pregnant women: a systematic review and qualitative synthesis.. Nicotine Tob Res, 12(7), 685-694. View this article in WRRO
- Synthesizing diverse evidence: the use of primary qualitative data analysis methods and logic models in public health reviews.. Public Health, 124(2), 99-106.
- Inequalities in breast cancer stage at diagnosis in the Trent region, and implications for the NHS Breast Screening Programme.. J Public Health (Oxf), 31(3), 398-405. View this article in WRRO
- Blood glucose self-monitoring in type 2 diabetes: a randomised controlled trial.. Health Technol Assess, 13(15), 1-72.
- CKD and poverty: a growing global challenge.. Am J Kidney Dis, 53(1), 166-174.
- Evaluating the impact of a national pilot screening programme for type 2 diabetes in deprived areas of England.. Fam Pract, 25(5), 370-375.
- A pilot survey of socio-economic differences in child-feeding behaviours among parents of primary-school children.. Public Health Nutr, 11(10), 1030-1036.
- Should screening for risk of gambling-related harm be undertaken in health, care and support settings? A systematic review of the international evidence.. Addict Sci Clin Pract, 16(1), 35.
- The price of precision: trade-offs between usability and validity in the World Health Organization Health Economic Assessment Tool for walking and cycling.. Public Health, 194, 263-269.
- Cohort profile update : The Yorkshire Health Study. International Journal of Epidemiology.
- What makes a ‘successful’ collaborative research project between public health practitioners and academics? A mixed-methods review of funding applications submitted to a local intervention evaluation scheme. Health Research Policy and Systems, 19.
- Integrating physical activity into the treatment of depression in adults: a qualitative enquiry. Health & Social Care in the Community.
- Interventions to reduce the public health burden of gambling-related harms: a mapping review. The Lancet Public Health, 6(1), e50-e63.
- A systematic review of interventions to increase attendance at health and fitness venues: identifying key behaviour change techniques. BMC Public Health, 20(1).
- Multiple deprivation and geographic distance to community physical activity events — achieving equitable access to parkrun in England. Public Health, 189, 48-53. View this article in WRRO
- Why do new members stop attending health and fitness venues? The importance of developing frequent and stable attendance behaviour. Psychology of Sport and Exercise. View this article in WRRO
- Open letter from UK based academic scientists to the secretaries of state for digital, culture, media and sport and for health and social care regarding the need for independent funding for the prevention and treatment of gambling harms. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 370. View this article in WRRO
- A qualitative synthesis of the perceived factors that affect participation in physical activity among children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Diabetic Medicine. View this article in WRRO
- Exploring the factors that influence the public health impact of changes to the traditional housing officer’s role : insights from a logic modelling approach. Journal of Public Health. View this article in WRRO
- Does ethnic density influence community participation in mass participation physical activity events? The case of parkrun in England. Wellcome Open Research, 5. View this article in WRRO
- Bridging the gap between the home and the hospital : a qualitative study of partnership working across housing, health and social care. Journal of Interprofessional Care (Informa). View this article in WRRO
- Tackling gambling related harms as a public health issue. The Lancet Public Health. View this article in WRRO
- The SIPHER consortium : introducing the new UK hub for systems science in public health and health economic research. Wellcome Open Research, 4. View this article in WRRO
- Socioeconomic disparities in access to intensive insulin regimens for adults with type 1 diabetes : a qualitative study of patient and healthcare professional perspectives. International Journal for Equity in Health, 18(1). View this article in WRRO
- Sitting less at work : a qualitative study of barriers and enablers in organisations of different size and sector. BMC Public Health, 19. View this article in WRRO
- Towards greater understanding of implementation during systematic reviews of complex healthcare interventions: the framework for implementation transferability applicability reporting (FITAR). BMC Medical Research Methodology, 19. View this article in WRRO
- Developing a theory-driven framework for a football intervention for men with severe, moderate or enduring mental health problems: A participatory realist synthesis. Journal of Mental Health (Informa). View this article in WRRO
- Learning across the UK: A review of public health systems and policy approaches to early child development since political devolution. Journal of Public Health. View this article in WRRO
- Evidence to support delivery of effective health services: a responsive programme of rapid evidence synthesis. Evidence & Policy. View this article in WRRO
- Taking preventative health messages into the wider caring professions: the views of housing staff and tenants. Journal of Public Health. View this article in WRRO
- Understanding new models of integrated care in developed countries: a systematic review. Health Services and Delivery Research, 6(29). View this article in WRRO
- The development, implementation and evaluation of interventions to reduce workplace sitting: A qualitative systematic review and evidence-based operational framework. BMC Public Health, 18. View this article in WRRO
- Tackling obesity in mental health secure units: a mixed method synthesis of available evidence. BJPsych Open, 4(4), 294-301. View this article in WRRO
- Where should new parkrun events be located? Modelling the potential impact of 200 new events on socio-economic inequalities in access and participation.. View this article in WRRO
Conference proceedings papers
- Understanding public health systems through a participatory systematic review and systems infographic. The Lancet, Vol. 394(supplement 2) (pp S22-S22). London, UK, 29 November 2019 - 29 November 2019. View this article in WRRO
- Who has access and who participates in parkrun? - implications for selecting future event locations. European Journal of Public Health, Vol. 29(Supplement_4)
- Barriers and facilitators to sitting less at work in different organisations: a qualitative study. The Lancet, Vol. 392 (pp S56-S56)
- Understanding new models of integrated care: a systematic review examining pathways of change, outcomes and impacts. International Journal of Integrated Care, Vol. 18(s2) (pp 2-2), 23 May 2018 - 25 May 2018. View this article in WRRO
- “SitLess@Work” – developing an evidence-based framework to support the development, implementation and evaluation of interventions to reduce workplace sitting. Journal of physical activity & health, Vol. 15(10 Suppl 1) (pp S58-S58), 15 October 2018 - 17 October 2018. View this article in WRRO
- View this article in WRRO An innovative approach to integrating physical activity (PA) into the management of mild-to-moderate depression (MMD). JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY & HEALTH, Vol. 15(10) (pp S54-S54)
- Inequalities in participation in community physical activity events: The case of the five Sheffield parkrun. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, Vol. 15(10) (pp S89-S89), 15 October 2018 - 17 October 2018. View this article in WRRO
- P2 What factors predict participation in a mass community physical activity programme? the case of the five sheffield ‘parkruns’. Poster presentations
- P32 Realising the potential of the wider public health workforce: cautionary tales from the evaluation of programmes to extend the role of frontline staff. Poster presentations
- Understanding public health systems: a participatory systematic review and systems infographic.
- Early Years Policy in the UK - from the child’s perspective.
- Research group
- 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
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