Dr Annette Haywood BSc (Hons) PhD

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

Tel:  +44(01) 114 222 0802
Fax: +44(01) 114 222 0749

Email:  a.haywood@sheffield.ac.uk

ORCiD: 0000-0002-5824-3043


I manage the Public Health and Inequalities Theme of the NIHR CLAHRC YH and work with Local Authority, Health and University partners to undertake collaborative work across the Yorkshire Humber Region. I am currently involved in a project with Sheffield City Council to develop, implement and evaluate a 'Making Every Contact Count' intervention with council customers. I am the Faculty Officer (Innovation) for the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health, Lead for Public Sector Consultancy in ScHARR and the Innovation and Knowledge Transfer representative for the section of Public Health. I am involved in a number of consultancy projects with Local Authorities focusing on the integrated health and social care agenda and am Principal Investigator on the evaluation of the British Red Cross Community Connectors Programme (http://www.redcross.org.uk/en/What-we-do/Health-and-social-care/Independent-living/Loneliness-and-isolation/Volunteer)

From 2008 to 2013 I worked on the Self Management Supported by Assistive, Rehabilitation and Telecare Technologies (SMART2) and the Built Environment in Acute Care for Older People projects in ScHARR. On completion of my mixed methods PhD in Clinical Health Psychology in 2004, which focused on the association between post natal depression and premenstrual symptoms, I was the Research Lead for South East Sheffield Primary Care Trust. Following the PCT restructure in 2007, I transferred into the Directorate of Public Health, NHS Sheffield as a Research and Evaluation Manager.

April 2015 to March 2017 I was a member of the Sheffield Healthwatch Board

Research Interests

I am a qualitative researcher and my research interests include older adults, health inequalities and the integration of health and social care.

Teaching Interests

I supervise students on the MPH and MSc in Clinical Research student dissertations and am second supervisor to a PhD student.

Current Projects

Developing, implementing and evaluating a 'Healthy Conversations' training programme across Sheffield City Council. clahrc-yh.nihr.ac.uk/our-themes/public-health-and-inequalities/theme-activity/making-every-contact-count-mecc

Yorkshire Health Study


Bartlett YK, Haywood A, Bentley CL, Parker J, Hawley MS, Mountain GA & Mawson S. (2014). The SMART personalised self-management system for congestive heart failure: results of a realist evaluation. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014, 14:109.

Brownsell S, Haywood A, & Mawson S. (2012) Barriers and Challenges to Implementing Telehomecare for Long Term Conditions in Essential Lessons for the Success of Telehomecare. A.P. Glascock and D.M. Kutzik (Eds) IOS Press.237-57

Conference Presentations

Haywood A, Booth A, Barnes S, Nolan M & Parker SG. (2015). ‘Mind the gaps: Tensions in designing a patient centred environment for older people in acute care. A systematic review of the literature’. British Society of Gerontology, 1st to 3rd July, Newcastle

Haywood A, Booth A, Barnes S, Gomersall T, Cantrell A, Nolan M, Dearden A & Parker SG. (2013). ‘Designing a patient centred environment for older people in acute care: recognising and reconciling tensions identified from a systematic review of the literature’. Design 4 Health. 3rd to 5th July, Sheffield

Haywood A, Brownsell S, Hawley MS & Mountain GA. (2011). ‘Development of an integrated telehealth system to facilitate self management of long term conditions’. Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE). 30th August to 2nd September, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Poster Presentations

Haywood A, Green M, Relton C, Smith, C, Goyder E & Bissell P. (2015). ‘The Yorkshire Health Study: A new platform for obesity research’. European Congress of Obesity, June, Sofia, Bulgaria

Haywood A, Nolan M, Marsh H & Parker SG. (2013). ‘Creating a ‘healing’ environment in health care settings for older people’. International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG), 23rd to 26th June, Seoul, Korea