Sarah Curtis (FBA, FAcSS, FRGS, PDhil) is a visiting researcher with CRESH, and she is working with other members of the team on longitudinal data relating to health and health determinants, especially using the Scottish Longitudinal Study.
Sarah is Professor Emeritus at Durham University, UK, where she was previously Professor of Health and Risk and directed the Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience. Her research explores how and why places matter for people’s health. Her research elucidates the social, economic and environmental processes relating to geographic inequalities in health. Her extensive publications include: Space, Place and Mental Health, Ashgate, 2010; Health and Inequality: Geographical Perspectives, Sage, 2004; J., Caiado, C., Goldstein, M., Straughan, B., Curtis, S. Tipping Points: Modelling Social Problems and Health, Wiley, 2015; Bennett, P., Calman, K., Curtis, S. & Fishbacher-Smith, D. Risk Communication and Public Health. Oxford University Press, 2009. Her knowledge exchange and consultancy has impacted on the work of public health agencies nationally and internationally.