Dr Sharon Greenwood
- Lecturer in Public Health (Public Health)
- Associate (Institute of Health & Wellbeing)
I have worked for the university in a range of roles for almost ten years. In March 2022, I took over as programme lead for the Masters in Public Health programme. Prior to this, I was a lecturer for the MVLS Graduate School, and held a variety of fixed-term teaching and research roles between September 2013 and August 2019.
I'm a sociologist by training, and my research and teaching interests center around inequalities, identity, and lived experience. I am a UofG graduate, having completed all my tertiary education at this institution:
- 2021: PGCert in Academic Practice
- 2018: PhD in Sociology - Title: 'I try hard not to blame my dad': A sociological interpretation of the 'problem' with parental substance use
- 2013: MRes in Equality and Human Rights (with distinction)
- 2012: MA(hons) in Public Policy and Sociology (with first class honours).
As a strong believer in continuous learning, I am currently embarking on another masters qualification - an MEd in Academic Practice.
My research interests centre around intersecting inequalities, bodies, and health. I have a keen interest in:
- Substance use - illegal drugs, pharmaceutical drugs, and alcohol;
- Intersectionality and health (specifically gender-based issues);
- Power, inequality, and health inequalities - particularly the role political ideology takes in the construction of policy;
- Ethical decision making and ethical dilemmas in research;
- Chronic health conditions;
- The role families, friends, and supportive relationships take in promoting health;
- Alternative forms of gathering and analysing qualitative data.
I'm currently embarking on a pedagogical research project exploring knowledge production, lived experience, and teaching approaches.
I currently supervise two PhD students. I am open to supervising students working in and around areas of public health, sociology, and social policy.
I have supervised several PGT and UG students on a variety of topics to completion - gender and health (including several on menstrual health), sex work, drug and alcohol use, mental health, health policy, health inequalities.
I am the programme lead for the Masters in Public Health programme. Alongside running this programme, I also do a variety of other bits of teaching:
- Course lead: MED5612 Ethical Issues in Public Health (optional, 20CR, semester 2)
- Co-course lead: MED5522 Social Determinants of Health (optional, 20CR, semester 2)
I also co-lead a microcredential course - MED5632 Substance Use in the Contemporary World (10CR). On top of this, I provide guest lectures for a variety of courses across different colleges.