Dr Susy Stirling MBChB, DCH, MSc (MCH), MPH, MFPH

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer


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

email : susy.stirling@nhs.net


I graduated from Sheffield medical School in 1992, working in general medicine in the NHS before taking up a rural medical officer post in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. I subsequently completed a Masters in Maternal and Child Health for Developing Countries at the Centre for International Child Health, UCL, where my dissertation looked at issues around recruitment and retention of staff in rural medicine. I began training in public health in the South West of England, undertaking my MPH at Cardiff, and finished public health training in Yorkshire.

I am currently the Regional Lead for Migration and Health for Yorkshire and the Humber, working on behalf of the PCT´s of the region and the Department of Health.


I am interested in the provision of health care to marginalised groups e.g. asylum seekers, refugees, voluntary migrants and trafficked people.

I am also interested in personal development and career decision making and have trained in Careers Counselling and in Neuro-Linguistic Programming. I am one of the Training Programme Directors for Public Health training within Yorkshire and the Humber.

Professional Activities

I chair the Regional Migrant Health Group, a sub-group of the Strategic Migration Group

As Training Programme Director I support trainees and their educational supervisors in South Yorkshire, NE and N Lincolnshire, and North Yorkshire.

Key Publications

A Guide to Including Migrant Populations in Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (expected Feb 2010).