Professor Sarah Salway


Sarah Salway is Professor of Public Health. She joined the Department of Sociological Studies in 2017, having worked previously in the School for Health and Related Research at the University of Sheffield and at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. She has spent extended periods living and working in India and Bangladesh.

Research interests

Sarah’s research lies at the intersection of sociology, social policy and public health, with the aim of understanding and addressing the social and political determinants of health and wellbeing. Her work has particularly focused on health inequalities linked to migration, ethnicity and gender.

Current projects include: Developing service responses to the increased genetic risk associated with customary close relative marriage in the UK; Embedding attention to ethnicity and migration within the UK health inequalities agenda; and Scaling up the 24/7 Basic Health Unit programme in Punjab, Pakistan. Her recent publications include .

Chowbey, P and Salway, S (2016). ‘I feel my Dad every moment!’: memory, emotion and embodiment in British South Asian fathering practices. In: Pooley, S and Qureshi, K, (eds.) Parenthood between generations: transforming reproductive cultures. Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality (32). Brooklyn, NY and Oxford, Berghahn Books

Lee ACK, Vedio A, Liu EZH, Horsley J, Jesurasa A, Salway S (2017) Determinants of uptake of hepatitis B testing and healthcare access by migrant Chinese in the England: a qualitative studyBMC Public Health 17(1):26.