Professor Stephani Hatch’s research focuses on population mental health, inequalities in mental health and health services, discrimination and other sources of social adversity. Prof. Hatch leads many research projects within these domains, including the Tackling Inequalities and Discrimination Experiences in Health Services (TIDES), and co-leads the Marginalised Communities and Mental Health programme within the ESRC Centre for Society and Mental Health, and the Health and Social Equity Collective. She also holds national and international trustee and advisory roles across academic, health and community sectors.
Prof. Hatch is the Vice Dean for Culture, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion and a Professor of Sociology and Epidemiology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London. She leads the Health Inequalities Research Group; an interdisciplinary research programme that integrates inclusive and collaborative approaches to knowledge production, training, dissemination, action and outreach. The group is supported by Wellcome, the Economic and Social Research Council, and Impact on Urban Health, part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation.
Prof. Charles Agyemang’s research is focuses on ethnic inequalities in health with a major focus on cardiovascular diseases; and NCDs in low- and middle-income countries. In particular, he focuses on gaining insights into how migration and the contexts in which migrants and ethnic minority groups live and work shape their health, with the ultimate aim of translating his research findings to targeted intervention programs and clinical practices that are most appropriate for these populations. Lately, he has focused his attention on the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on racial and ethnic minorities in places like the UK, the US, and the Netherlands.
He is a Professor of Global Migration, Ethnicity and Health, and Principal Investigator at Amsterdam University Medical Centres, University of Amsterdam (AMC-UvA). He is also currently the Vice President of the Migrant Health section & Secretary of the Governing Council of the European Public health Association; Scientific Chair of the Global Society of Migration, Ethnicity, Race & Health; and a fellow of the prestigious European Research Council (ERC) under the Consolidation Award program. He is the PI of the RODAM study & Pros-RODAM study (www.rod-am.eu), and the Horizon Europe projects: Generation-H and MiPiD projects. He has published extensively and edited several books. He is a member of the WHO task force on NCDs in Migrants and was also a member and a rapporteur of the Planning Committee for WHO Global Consultation on Migrant Health. He is a member of the Lancet Racial Equality Advisory Board and the European Hypertension Society Workgroup on Hypertension & Cardiovascular Risk in Low Resource Settings. His also a member of the European Academy. Prof. Agyemang serves as a member of several scientific advisory boards. He is Section Editor for Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA), an Associate Editor for Internal and Emergency Medicine, and serves as Guest Editor and Editorial Board member for several journals.
Dr Andrew Bell's research spans a diverse range of subject areas: his work includes a focus on health inequalities, for example looking at mental health trajectories from a life-course perspective; but he has also contributed to other disciplines including geography, political science, and economics. His work is united by a methodological interest in the development and application of multilevel models, with a focus on age-period-cohort analysis and fixed and random effects models. He is currently working on an ESRC-funded project developing the use of multilevel models for uncovering intersectional inequalities, particularly in health outcomes.
Before moving to Sheffield, Dr. Bell was a lecturer at the University of Bristol, where he also completed his undergraduate degree (in Geography) and PhD (in Advanced Quantitative Methods). He is currently appointed as Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Social Sciences at the Sheffield Methods Institute.