Christy Braham [BSc AKC MPH DIC]Photograph of Christy Braham

School of Health and Related Research
Regent Court
30 Regent Street
Sheffield S1 4DA

ScHARR section: Public Health

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Office: West Court, 114a


My PhD studies at University of Sheffield began in Autumn 2017, with funding from a Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Doctoral Academy Scholarship. I had previously received a master’s degree in Public Health from Imperial College London and an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science from King’s College London.


I have a longstanding interest in the health of marginalised populations; I contributed to research on the practice of female genital mutilation amongst African migrants in Belgium, and have volunteered and worked in frontline health services - both in UK hospitals and in the field – in order to serve vulnerable patients such as refugees, the homeless and those in poor mental health. Having initially built up public sector research experience at Public Health England, I have also worked at non-profit health organisations in Brussels to support EU-funded initiatives on health inequalities, and retain my role as a voluntary researcher for the Refugee Rights Data Project.

Research Interests

PhD title: Improving healthcare for migrant and minority ethnic populations: an exploration of the impact of Health Navigators

My research interests include:

  • Health inequalities pertaining to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups
  • Migration (and diaspora) health
  • Health status of vulnerable, marginalised and isolated populations
  • Social epidemiology
  • Inclusive health systems



  • Dr. Liz Such
  • Professor. Sarah Salway


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Twitter: @christybraham