Dr Stephanie Ejegi-Memeh

Department of Sociological Studies

Research Fellow

Dr Stephanie Ejegi-Memeh
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Dr Stephanie Ejegi-Memeh
Department of Sociological Studies
The Wave
2 Whitham Road
S10 2AH

Dr. Steph Ejegi-Memeh joined the Department in January 2023. After completing a Master of Nursing Science (Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Barcelona) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London), she was awarded a PhD scholarship from the School of Allied Health Professions, Nursing and Midwifery, University of Sheffield. She completed her PhD in 2019, under the supervision of Dr Sharron Hinchliff and Dr Maxine Johnson.

Steph’s current research centres around health inequalities related to underrepresented groups, gender and ethnicity. She is currently working on an NIHR Career Development Award focused on the contribution that Black led community organisations make to Black mental health and well-being and she co-leads (along with Professor Sarah Salway and Dr Kath Maguire) a Workstream for the NIHR School for Public Health Inequalities Programme (Co-creating knowledge partnerships with minoritized & marginalised communities/groups). She works closely with healthcare professionals and community organisations. Steph has worked with several non-governmental organisations and universities internationally. She has extensive experience as a community volunteer in Spain and the UK. Initiatives that Steph has supported in a volunteering capacity include enabling access to health care services for people living with HIV who are newly diagnosed, promoting safe sex, and promoting mental health in the Black community.

Steph also works within the Mesothelioma UK Research Centre based in the Division of Nursing and Midwifery, where she explores the lived experience of mesothelioma. 

Research interests
  • Lived experiences of health and illness
  • Mental health and well-being
  • Health inequalities
  • Racial and gendered inequalities 

Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

Theses / Dissertations

  • Ejegi-Memeh S Baby boomer women, Type 2 diabetes and sexual health discussions in primary care: An interpretative phenomenological analysis. RIS download Bibtex download

NIHR School for Public Health Research: Health Inequalities Programme. Workstream 2: Co-creating knowledge partnerships with minoritized & marginalised communities/groups (Co-lead)

1/1/23 – 31/12/23

Exploring the role of Black-led community organisations in promoting mental well-being in Black communities (Individual Career Development Award)

1/12/22 – 31/5/24

Sponsor: Three NIHR Research Schools Mental Health Programme. 

Supporting undergraduate nurses’ palliative care education needs (Lead)

1/10/22 – 30/9/23

Sponsor: Worldwide University Network

Variability in patient pathways and experiences of care in peritoneal mesothelioma (Co-lead)

1/6/21 – 30/04/23  

Sponsor: Mesothelioma UK Research Centre, Health Sciences School

MINNOW study – Investigating the Mental health Implications of a mesothelioma diagNosis and developiNg resources to Optimise Wellbeing (Lead)

1/3/22 - 31/10/23

Sponsor: Mesothelioma UK 

Professional activities and memberships

Development Officer, Staff Race Equality Network 

Member of the White Rose Gender Equality College

Member of the Nursing and Midwifery Council

I am also a Research Fellow in the Health Sciences School, University of Sheffield

PhD Supervision

Steph currently supervises two PhD students

Emilie Couchman – Rethinking continuity in primary care for people with mesothelioma

Noura Alruwaili - The experience of breastfeeding among nurses returning to work in Saudi Arabia

She would be pleased to hear from potential PhD students who would like to work on qualitative or mixed methods projects, which are related to her research areas.