Michelle Black BSc, MSc, MPH, MFPH


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

Office:  Room 2037

Tel: +44 (0) 114 222 0851
Fax: +44 (0) 114 273 0547

email:  michelle.black@sheffield.ac.uk

ORCID:  0000-0002-8358-9150


I qualified in Pharmacy in 1997 and have worked as a pharmacist for 17 years.  This was largely in primary care medicines management in the NHS but also in community and secondary care and some time in the private sector.  During this time, I undertook a masters in prescribing management in primary care.

In 2015 I joined the Public Health Specialty Registrar Training Programme in Yorkshire and Humber.  As part of this programme I undertook a Masters in Public Health at the University of Sheffield, which I completed in 2016.  I passed both of the Membership of the Faculty of Public Health exams in 2017.

I am currently working as a Public Health Registrar at ScHARR undertaking research in international and domestic projects. I most recently project managed, and led analysis, of a research study into health risks in informal waste workers in Nepal and also worked on a project which explored public health policy and systems since political devolution in the UK, with a particular focus on child health policy.

Research Interests

My research interests are political epidemiology, inequality and child health.

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests lie in epidemiology and practical/service related public health.

I am a tutor on the Health Needs Assessment Module on the MPH.

I also tutor on the Management and Leadership module of the MPH and the online MSc in International Health Management and Leadership.

Professional Activities

I am a Pharmacist registered with the GPhC.

I am a Member of the Faculty of Public Health.

Recent Projects

  • Four Nations Study: Comparative systems review and thematic policy analysis of public health across the four constituent countries of the UK - all reports and infographics are available here
  • Towards enhanced waste workers health in the Kathmandu Valley - a video describing the work is available here

Key Publications

Barnes A, Black M, Baxter S, Furber A, Strong M, Beynon C, Dallat M, Jeffery C, Davies A, Goyder E, Kritsotakis E, Clowes M (2019). Understanding public health systems through a participatory systematic review and systems infographic. The Lancet 394:S22 https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(19)32819-3

Black M, Barnes A, Baxter S, Beynon C, Clowes M, Dallat M, Davies A, Furber A, Goyder E, Jeffery C, Kritsotakis E, Strong M (2019). Learning across the UK: A review of public health systems and policy approaches to early child development since political devolution. The Journal of Public Health, fdz012, https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdz012

Black M, Karki J, Lee A.C.K, Makai P, Baral Y, Kritsotakis E.I, Bernier, A, Fossier Heckmann A (2019). The Health Risks of Informal Waste Workers in the Kathmandu Valley: A cross-sectional survey. Public Health, 166: 10-18. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2018.09.026

Black M, Joseph V, Mott L, Marheswaran R.  Increasing inequality in childhood obesity in primary schools in a Northern English town, Public Health, Volume 158, May 2018, Pages 9-14, ISSN 00333506.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2018.01.033.

Barnes A, Baxter S, Beynon C, Black M, Clowes M, Dallat M, et al.  Four Nations Study.  A comparative systems review and thematic policy analysis of public health across the four constituent countries of the UK.  2018; Available from http://www.adph.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Four-Ntions-Study-Report.pdf

Karki J, Pohl G, Baral  Y, Makai P, Black M, Lee A, Kritsotakis E, Fosier-Heckman A, Oudel S and Bernier A.  Health Status and Occupational Risks in Informal Waste Workers in Nepal, July 2018.  Available from:  https:// www.researchgate.net.publication/326607052_Health_status_and_occupational_risks_in-Informal_Waste_Workers__in_Nepal_Scientific _report_of_a_cross-sectional_study_in_the_Kathmandu-Valley.

Black M, Glaves G.  Integrated strategies will work best.  The Pharmaceutical Journal 2011; 287:698