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Durham University

Department of Geography

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Sarah Curtis was recently appointed as Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences

(14 November 2007)

She has produced numerous publications on these themes and her scholarship elucidates how, and why varying geographical settings relate to human health inequalities. Professor Curtis’ work has a strong applied aspect, contributing to health policy development and evaluation of health services in the UK, France, Russia, Poland, Canada and the USA. She has acted as consultant for organizations including the NHS in the UK and the World Health Organization. She has served as: non-executive director of a NHS Community and Mental Health Care Trust; on the Advisory Board for the London Health Observatory; and as board member and advisor for the National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy, National Institute of Public Health, Quebec, Canada. Professor Curtis has fostered research links internationally, especially with Francophone colleagues and with researchers in Eastern European countries. She has supported academic research and learning in health geography, especially through contributions to the Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers and its Geography of Health Research Group, and as Senior Editor (Medical Geography) for Social Science and Medicine.

See Sarah Curtis' personal webpage for more details on her Research and publications.