Dr Emily J Henderson
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Dr Henderson is a medical anthropologist currently working in the Centre for Public Policy and Health in the School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health. There she is a Research Fellow in Complex Health Systems, and contributes to its World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Complex Health Systems Research, Knowledge and Action. She is a WHO trainer for its Social Determinants of Health 'Health in All Policies' approach.
She runs the Stress, Health and Wellbeing special interest group through the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing, and is also a Principle Investigator on the Fuse Complex Systems Research Programme, one of its six research themes. Fuse the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health is one of five UKCRC Centres for Excellence in Public Health.
- Relationships between inequalities, stress and 'lifestyle', in particular obesity
- Social stigma and its intersections (e.g obesity and mental health)
- Globalisation, insecurity and state responsibilities for health
- Biocultural anthropology
- Translational research and evidence informed policy and practice
Teaching & Students
Dr Henderson has over 10 years experience lecturing, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She has lectured in the field of anthropology, on topics of human ecology, nutrition ecology and research methods, including mixed methods.
She lectures and supervises MSc and PhD students on the Public Policy and Global Health programme on topics of health inequalities, 'lifestyle', complex systems and evidence informed policy. She co-leads modules on the Dynamics of Evidence Informed Policy, and Qualitative Methods Applied to Policy and Health Research.
She welcomes MSc and PhD students with shared research interests.
2016/17: Mapping the Public Health Research Future. Public Health England. Emily Henderson, Jonathan Ling, David Hunter.
2016/17: Maternal and child mental health in North Yorkshire. North Yorkshire County Council. Raghu Lingam, James Newham, Emily Henderson, Madeline Balaam, Ruth McGovern, Kat Jackson, David Hunter, Eileen Kaner.
2016: PROMOTE: NE - Preventing Risks Of Mental illness Onset and Treating Early in the North East of England. Institute for Local Governance. Raghu Lingam, James Newham, Emily Henderson, Ruth McGovern, Janet Shucksmith, Paul McArdle, Shannon Robalino, Emma Geijer-Simpson, Liam Spencer, Andie Reynolds, David Hunter, Eileen Kaner.
- 2015/17: Special interest group on stress, health and wellbeing. Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing.
- 2015: South Tees Hospital Trust. A Delphi exercise on the ethics of implementing a limited consent procedure for HIV screening.
- 2013: Wellcome Trust Small Grant. 'Perceptions of the contribution of psychosocial factors to obesity: Development of a cultural consensus model in the UK general practice setting'
- 2013: Fuse Public Health Research Centre of Excellence (Economic and Social Research Council) Project Grant. 'Narrative review of the use of data from national childhood obesity surveillance programmes in primary care'
- 2012: Early Career Award, Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing, Durham University. 'Roles and responsibilities in obesity-related lifestyle change: A meta-ethnography of service users’ and primary care practitioners’ perceptions in the United Kingdom'
- 2006-2008: Doctoral Teaching Assistantship, Department of Anthropology, Durham University
- 2006-2007: Doctoral Fieldwork Grant, Medical Anthropology Research Group, Durham University. 'Adiposity in British Pakistani and White British school children aged 7-11 years living in Middlesbrough (UK): Associations between ethnicity, generation and birthweight'
Recent oral papers
- Henderson, EJ (2016) 'Putting public perspectives at the heart of Whole Systems Approaches to Obesity: Ways to engage and to reduce weight stigma'. UK Congress on Obesity, Nottingham University.
- Henderson, EJ (2016) Charting how ‘lifestyle drift’ manifests in health policy making and is interpreted by people at the local level. International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences intercongress, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
- Henderson, EJ (2016) 'Advancing a model of inequalities, stress and obesity'. Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity, University of Oxford.
- Panel co-convener (2015) : 'Conflicting politics underlying obesity in a complex, globalised world: ‘glocal’ governance, public actions and community engagement'. European Association of Social Anthropologists (Medical Anthropology Network) / Royal Anthropological Institute (Medical Anthropology Committee) conference, University of Sussex.
- Symposium co-convener (2015): 'The use of whole systems approaches to reduce obesity intervention-related stigma'. Third Annual Weight Stigma conference, University of Reykjavik.
- Henderson EJ (2014) 'Cultural understandings of roles and responsibilities in addressing obesity: Implications for public health policy and practice'. European Association of Social Anthropologists Conference. Tallinn University, Estonia.
- Henderson EJ, Rubin GP, Ulijaszek SJ (2014) 'Perceptions of the contribution of psychosocial factors to obesity: Development of a cultural consensus model in the UK general practice setting'. School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography. University of Oxford. **Podcast available**
- Henderson, E.J. (2015). Book review of Obesity Interventions in Underserved Communities: Evidence and Directions. V.M. Brennan, S.K. Kumanyika, E.R. Zambrana. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, $44.95, ISBN: 9781421415451, 416 pp, 2014. Journal of Public Health
- Henderson, E.J. (2010). Adiposity in British Pakistani and White British school children aged 7-11 years living in Middlesbrough (UK): Associations between ethnicity, generation and birthweight. PhD.
- Henderson, E.J. (2015). Acceptability of delivery of dietary advice in the dentistry setting to address obesity in pre-school children a case study of the Common Risk Factor Approach. Public Health Nutrition 18(10): 1801-1806.
- Henderson, E.J. (2015). Obesity in primary care: A qualitative synthesis of patient and practitioner perspectives on roles and responsibilities. British Journal of General Practice 65(633): e240-e247.
- Henderson, E.J., Ells, L., Rubin, G.P. & Hunter, D.J. (2015). Systematic review of the use of data from national childhood obesity surveillance programmes in primary care: a conceptual synthesis. Obesity Reviews 16(11): 962-971.
- Henderson, E.J. & Rubin, G.P. (2014). A model of roles and responsibilities in oral health promotion based on perspectives of a community-based initiative for pre-school children in the UK. British Dental Journal 216(5): E11.
- Brown, S., Henderson, E. & Sullivan, C. (2014). The feasibility and acceptability of the provision of alcohol screening and brief advice in pharmacies for women accessing emergency contraception: an evaluation study. BMC Public Health 14(1): 1139.
- Henderson, E.J. & Rubin, G.P. (2013). The utility of an online diagnostic decision support system (Isabel) in general practice: A process evaluation. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine short reports 4(5): 31.
- Henderson, E. & Rubin, G.P. (2012). Development of a community-based model for respiratory care services. BMC Health Services Research 12(1): 193.
- Brown, S., Henderson, E.J., Howse, J. & Rubin, G.P. (2012). Patient views of single number access to urgent care services. Family Practice 29(6): 713-718.
- Henderson, E.J., Jones, C.H.D., Hornby-Turner, Y.C. & Pollard, T.M. (2011). Adiposity and birth weight in 7–11 year old British children: Comparison of British Pakistanis and white Britons, and second and third generation British Pakistanis. Annals of Human Biology 38(4): 461-470.
- Henderson, E.J., Jones, C.H.D., Hornby-Turner, Y.C. & Pollard, T.P. (2011). Adiposity and Blood Pressure in 7- to 11-Year-Old Children: Comparison of British Pakistani and White British Children, and of British Pakistani Children of Migrant and British-Born Mothers. American Journal of Human Biology 23(5): 710-716.
- Jones, C., Henderson, E., Pollard, T. & Ball, H. (2008). The association between sleep and obesity in primary school children in Middlesbrough. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 67(OCE4): E221.
- Henderson, E.J., Atherton, H., Weir, R. & Pollard, T.M. (2005). Intergenerational differences in body composition in 8-9 year old British Pakistani children: A pilot study. Society, Biology and Human Affairs 70(2): 23-27.
Other (Digital/Visual Media)
- Henderson, E.J. (2016). 'It's April: Happy stress awareness month everyone'. Fuse Open Science Blog, a forum for sharing experiences of doing and translating public health research.
- Cairns, J & Henderson E.J. (2016). Stress is a universal experience, but is it unequally distributed across society? Fuse Open Science Blog, a forum for sharing experiences of doing and translating public health research.
- Henderson, E.J. (2014). 'Collaboration, Intimacy and Revolution'. Fuse Open Science Blog, a forum for sharing experiences of doing and translating public health research.
- Henderson, E.J. (2014). 'Context, complexity, mixed methods and multidisciplinarity'. Fuse Open Science Blog, a forum for sharing experiences of doing and translating public health research. Fuse Open Science Blog
School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health
- Qualitative Health Research Group
Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing
- Applied Health Research Special Interest Group
- Global Health Special Interest Group
- Stress, Health and Wellbeing Special Interest Group
Department of Anthropology
- Investigating Physical Activity and Diet in British Pakistani Women and Girls.
- Understanding the impact of early environment on ovarian function and cardiovascular risk factors