Kristin Bash MPH, MFPHKristin Bash

School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
The University of Sheffield
Regent Court, 30 Regent Street
Sheffield
S1 4DA

UK

email: kabash1@sheffield.ac.uk

twitter : @kristinbash

Biography

I have a professional background in the US health care industry, including data analysis, financial analysis, and senior level management within a national healthcare corporation.

After earning my Master’s in Public Health (MPH) at the University of Nottingham in 2008, I worked in public health for several years before joining the Public Health Specialty Registrar Training Programme in 2015.

After passing both professional exams in 2016, I took an academic placement in January 2017 and became an honorary lecturer and assessment tutor in public health at ScHARR. In May 2017, I joined the TACLED and DFC research projects, which are both led by Professor Michelle Holdsworth. This research is focused on exploring food policy, dietary environments, and drivers of food choice in urban settings of Ghana and Kenya.

In 2018 I successfully applied to the Grantham Institute of Sustainable Futures to become a Grantham Scholar and I began my studentship in October 2018, while also continuing in my role as an honorary lecturer in public health.

Late in 2018 I became a founder and co-Chair of the Faculty of Public Health Food Special Interest Group. This group aims to promote issues, advocacy and action to support the many links between sustainable food systems and public health.

Research Interests

I am particularly interested in the issue of healthy and sustainable food systems, which is the basis of my PhD research. The impact of food food policy and environments on population diet are also areas of interest and I have contributed to research in these areas within the context of urban settings in Ghana and Kenya as part of the TACLED and DFC research projects.

I have also contributed to research in other areas of public health, including: health effects of loneliness and social isolation, resource use across the full healthcare pathway associated with frailty, and the macroeconomic determinants of health.

Teaching Interests

I am an assessment tutor for the public health module within Phase 3a of the MBChB programme. I also teach on the Nutrition in the Global South module and deliver ad-hoc teaching sessions related to sustainability and public health.

Professional activities

Public Health Registrar (ST5)

Member of the Faculty of Public Health (MFPH)

Co-chair – Faculty of Public Health Food Special Interest Group (SIG )

Core Member - Faculty of Public Health Sustainable Development SIG

Trustee of the Board, Darnall Dementia Group

Current projects:

Exploring readiness and interventions for a diet lower in red and processed meat among lower socioeconomic status populations in the UK.

Publications:

Leigh-Hunt, N., Bagguley, D., Bash, K., Turner, V., Turnbull, S., Valtorta, N. and Caan, W. (2017). An overview of systematic reviews on the public health consequences of social isolation and loneliness. Public Health, 152, pp.157-171.

Nagel, C. and Bash, K. (2017). The Primary Mental Health Care Project: an example of triple integration. BJGP Open, pp. BJGP-2017-0797.

Naik, Y., Baker, P., Walker, I., Tillmann, T., Bash, K., Quantz, D., Hillier-Brown, F. and Bambra, C. (2017). The macro-economic determinants of health and health inequalities—umbrella review protocol. Systematic Reviews, 6(1).

Ryder, S., Coles, T., Bash, K., Allen, T. (2011) Who dies from alcoholic liver disease and where are possible therapeutic interventions missed? An analysis of 755 deaths in a health community 2007 - 2010. (2011). In: British Association for the Study of the Liver (BASL). [online] Gut, p.A50.