Dr Ben Holden


Population Health, School of Medicine and Population Health

Public Health Registrar


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Dr Ben Holden
Population Health, School of Medicine and Population Health
Room 2037, 2nd floor
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
S1 4DA

I am a Public Health Registrar enrolled in the HEE Yorkshire and the Humber Public Health Specialty Training programme. As part of this programme I completed the Master of Public Health (MPH) at the University of Sheffield. I have experience of public health practice in local authority settings across the Yorkshire and the Humber, and work closely with the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield.

In 2018 I completed a two-year research fellowship – MD (Res) - in Child Public Health at Imperial College London. I lead a research project that designed and tested a behavioural intervention that supported families to care for unwell children, and prevent avoidable emergency hospital attendances. I am a clinician by background with a range of acute hospital and community experience.

Research interests

My research interests include healthcare systems planning, child public health and work supporting those with a health disability.

Recent projects

A narrative review of barriers and enablers to optimal diabetes care for adults with learning disabilities.

I led the BLUEPRINTS project, funded by the Health Foundation. BLUEPRINTS: Does targeted parental education reduce non-urgent paediatric emergency department and urgent care centre reattendance?


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Teaching interests

My teaching interests lie in communicable disease control, and practical/service related public health.

Professional activities and memberships

I am a medical doctor registered with the GMC.

I am a Senior Associate Editor of the journal Public Health, the official journal of The Royal Society for Public Health.

I am a Member of the Faculty of Public Health.