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Durham University

Department of Geography

Departmental Research Projects

Professor Sarah Elizabeth Curtis - all publications

Authored book

Chapter in book

  • Curtis, S. & Hoyez, A.C. Public Health and Migration. In: Ness, I., Bellwood, P., Gabaccia, D., Maty Bâ, S., Safitri, S. & Julca, A. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. Wiley Blackwell; 2012.
  • Riva, M. & Curtis, S. Policy Responses and the Physical Environment. In: Pearce, J. & Witten, K. Geographies of Obesity: Environmental Understandings of the Obesity Epidemic. Farnham, Ashgate; 2011.
  • Riva, M. & Curtis, S. The Rural, Material and Social Context of Positive Health in England. In: Atkinson, S., Painter, J. & Fuller, S. Wellbeing and Place. Farnham, Ashgate; 2011.
  • Curtis, S., Riva, M. & Rosenberg, M. Health Geography in Public Health. In: Brown, T., McLafferty, S. & Moon, G. Companion to Health and Medical Geography. Oxford Blackwell; 2010:325-345.
  • Gesler, W. & Curtis, S. Application of Concepts of Therapeutic Landscapes to the Design of Hospitals in the UK: The example of a Mental Health Facility in London. In: Williams, A. Therapeutic Landscapes. Ashgate; 2007:149-164.
  • Curtis, S. & Cummins, S.C.J. Ecological studies. In: Galeo, S. Macro Social Determinants of Health. USA: Springer; 2007:327-348.
  • Curtis, S. Geographie sociale et geographie de la sante. In: Fleuret, S. & Thouez, J-P. Geographie de la Sante: un Panorama. Paris.: Economica; 2007:26-36.
  • Curtis, S. & Bebbington, A. Geographical variations in health and welfare and their significance for equity and efficiency in resource allocation. In: Knapp, M., Challis, D., Fernández, J.-L. & Netten, A. Long-Term Care: Matching Resources and Needs. Aldershot: Ashgate; 2004:199-218.
  • De Campos, R., Congdon, P., Curtis, S., Gregory, I. N., Rees Jones, I. & Southall, H. Locality-level mortality and socio-economic change in Britain since 1920: first steps towards analysis of infant mortality variation. In: Boyle, P. J., Curtis, S., Graham, E. & Moore, E. The Geography of Health Inequalities in the Developed World: Views from Britain and North America. London: Ashgate; 2004.
  • Fagg, J., Curtis, S., Stansfeld, S. & Congdon, P. Neighbourhood influences on adolescent health in East London. In: Sagan, I. & Czepczyński, M. Featuring the Quality of Urban Life in Contemporary Cities of Eastern and Western Europe. Gdańsk-Poznań Bogucki Wydawnictwo Naukowe = Bogucki Scientific Press; 2004:117-124.
  • Curtis, S. Social exclusion, health and health care; the case of the National Health Service in England. In: Lee, R. & Smith, D. Geographies and Moralities: International Perspectives on Development, Justice and Place. Oxford: Blackwell; 2004:79-82.
  • Moon, G. & Curtis, S. Health and Health Policy in Europe. In: Unwin, T. A European Geography. London: Prentice Hall; 1998:291-295.
  • Jones, I. & Curtis, S. Health. In: Pacione, M. Britain's Cities: Geographies of Division in Urban Britain. London: Routledge; 1997:218-243.
  • Curtis, S. Geographical perspectives on poverty, health and health poverty in different parts of the UK. In: Philo, C. Off the Map: the Social Geography of Poverty in the UK. London: Child Poverty Action Group; 1995:153-174.
  • Curtis, S. Contributions. In: Johnston, R., Gregory, D. & Smith, D. Dictionary of Human Geography. Oxford: Blackwells; 1993:241-243; 374-376; 489-490.
  • Curtis, S. Social welfare as a dimension of regional development. In: Townroe, P. & Martin, R. Regional Development in the 1990s: The British Isles in Transition. London: Regional Science Association; 1992:251-256.
  • Curtis, S. Residential location as a gateway to care. In: Smith, S., Knill-Jones, R. & McGuckin, A. Housing for Health. London: Longman; 1991:19-42.
  • Curtis, S. Community welfare services in the inner city: the case of Inner London. In: Smith, D. & Herbert, D. Social Problems in the City. Oxford: OUP; 1989:176-197.
  • Aïach, P. & Curtis, S. E. Croissance comparée de la morbidité déclarée en France et en Grande Bretagne. In: Géographie et Socio-Economie de la Santé. Paris: Centre de Recherche d'Etude et de Documentation en Economie de la Santé (CREDES); 1989:169-180.
  • Bucquet, D. & Curtis, S. E. Decentralisation and sectorialisation of Medico-Social services for the elderly in France. In: Géographie et Socio-Economie de la Santé. Paris: Centre de Recherche d'Etude et de Documentation en Economie de la Santé (CREDES); 1989:3-12.
  • Mohan, J. & Curtis, S. The geography of ill-health and health care. In: Lewis, J. & Townsend, A. The North-South Divide: Regional Change in Britain in the 1980s. London: Paul Chapman; 1989:175-191.
  • Curtis, S. & Hyndman, S. The need for change in information, organisation and resources: a study of housing dampness and respiratory illness. In: Martin, C. & McQueen, D. Readings for a New Public Health. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press; 1989:203-213.

Conference Paper

  • Curtis, S.E. Development and persistance of human capability and resilience in their social and geographical context. Institute for Research on Health and Society, University College, London, England: Festival of Science; 2006.
  • Curtis, S. E. Evaluer l'impact sur la Santé des Politiques Hors du Secteur Médicale. Montréal, Quebec: Journées Annuelles de Santé Publique; 2006.
  • Curtis, S. E. How can we address health inequality through healthy public policy in Europe?. Roskilde, Denmark: Sixth European Urban & Regional Studies Conference; 2006.
  • Curtis, S. E. Les facteurs individuels et sociaux associés à la santé mentale des jeunes adultes en Angleterre. Hôtel Mont Gabrile, Ste-Adèle, Laurentides: Assemblée des Chercheurs Centre de recherche Léa-Roback sur les inégalités sociales de santé de Montréal, 9-10 November; 2006.
  • Curtis, S. E. La consommation des services en psychiatrie à New York City et à Londres: L'intérêt et des limites d'un perspective géographique. University of Sherbrook, Quebec, Canada: GEOIDE Congress; 2005.
  • Curtis, S. E. People, places and health. Institute of Society, Health and Ethics, University of Cardiff, UK: Dahlgren and Whitehead and beyond: the social determinants of health in research, policy and service delivery; 2005.
  • Curtis, S. E. Area and place effects on mental health and health care. London, England: Annual General Meeting of Psychiatry Section, Royal Society of Medicine; 2004.
  • Curtis, S. E. L'intérêt et les limites des analyses multi-niveaux pour mesurer les effets des lieux sur les inégalités de santé. Paris, France: Institut de recherche et documentation en économie de la santé; 2004.
  • Curtis, S. E. Les hospitalisations en psychiatrie à New York et à Londres. Paris, France.: Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales; 2004.
  • Curtis, S. E. Les inégalités de santé une perspective géographique. University of Paris 13, Bobigny, France: Centre for Research on Contemporary Issues in Public Health (CRESP); 2004.
  • Curtis, S. E. The British NHS on the global scene: the importance of globalisation and new technologies for the NHS in Britain. Madingly Hall, Cambridge, England: London Society of Academic Primary Care Annual Meeting; 2004.
  • Curtis, S. E. Varying use of mental health care among the populations of local areas in New York State, 1999-2001. Albany, USA: Office of Mental Health for New York State; 2004.
  • Curtis, S. E., Lucas-Gabrielli, V. & Tonnellier, F. Peut-on traduire RAWP en français? = Can RAWP be translated from English to French?. CREDES, Paris, France: 5ème colloque geographie et socio-économie de la santé allocation des ressources, géographie des soins. Biblio no. 1242; 1998.

Edited book

Journal Article


  • Curtis, Sarah, Congdon, Peter, Atkinson, Sarah, Corcoran, Rhiannon, MaGuire, Rosie & Peasgood, Tessa Individual and local area factors associated with self-reported wellbeing, perceived social cohesion and sense of attachment to one’s community: analysis of the Understanding Society Survey. 2019.
  • Shucksmith, J., Carlebach, S., Riva, M., Curtis, S., Hunter, D, J., Blackman, T. & Hudson, R. Health Inequalities in Ex-Coalfield/Industrial Communities. A report to the Improvement and Development Agency for Local Government and the Department of Health. 2010.
  • Mindell, J., Boaz, A., Joffe, M., Curtis, S. E., Taylor, L. & Birley, M. et al A guide to reviewing published evidence for use in health impact assessment. 2005.
  • Curtis, S. & Cave, B. Regeneration and neighbourhood change. 2002.
  • Curtis, S. E. & Ross, P. Changing healthcare provision for children in East London. 2001.
  • Health impact assessment for groundwork SRTS projects. 2001.
  • Cave, B. & Curtis, S. E. Health impact assessment for regeneration projects. 2001.
  • Stansfeld S., Curtis, S. E. & Haines, M. et al. Rapid review on noise and health for London. A review to support the development of the Mayor of London's Ambient Noise Strategy. 2001.
  • Curtis, S. E., Grant, L. & Daker-White, G. Prefeasibility study for the gate project: a literature review. 1991;Vol I 31 pages; Vol II 40 pages.
  • Curtis, S. E. & Allen, E. Unified Commissioning Project. 1991.
  • Curtis, S. E. Indicators of the consequences of chronic diseases and their use for planning purposes in England and Wales. 1987.
  • Curtis, S. E. Area and individual aspects of deprivation and morbidity. 1986;50.