Rita Borges Neves   Lic, MPhil

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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 (0) 114 222 4296
email:  r.neves@sheffield.ac.uk


I joined the University of Sheffield in 2018 as a Research Associate at the Public Health section to work with the Sheffield Alcohol Research Group (SARG).

I studied Sociology of Health and Social Policies at the University of Minho in Portugal and have been collaborating with different research centres in Europe that investigate aspects of social inequalities in health in a context of an ageing population under different welfare regimes.

At SARG I have been working in projects that look at potential impacts of regulatory policies on alcohol consumption patterns, as well as developing models that account for stability and change of drinking behaviours in the UK.

Research Interests

My research interests relate generally to social inequalities in health and how these are shaped by macroeconomic and sociologic factors.  I am particularly interested in understanding how the current demographic shift is affecting the structure of health inequalities and the role that policies can play in that regard.

Key Publications

Ardito C, Neves R, and Spijker J, (2018) Policy Brief on Health in Late Career, COST Action IS 1409: Gender and Health Impacts of Policies Extending Working Life, Policy Brief 2. Galway: NUI Galway.

Neves R, (forthcoming).  Unemployment in late career as a mechanism of exclusion, Special Issue Retraite et societe.

Delerue Matos, Alice e Borges Neves Rita (2013).  <<Les nouvelles relations intergenerationnelles des personnes agees en famille d'accueil>>, Retraite et societe 2013/1 (no 64).

Borges Neves, Rita, Fatima Barbosa, Alice Delerue Matos, Victor Rodrigues, Jose Machado (2013).  Unemployed 50+: exploring risk factors for depression in Europe.  In: Borsch-Supan, Brandt, Litwin, Weber (ed) Active ageing and solidarity between generations in Europe, Chapter: 8 De Gruyter.