Ms Naomi Miall
- Research Assistant (MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit)
MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, School of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow, Clarice Pears Building, 90 Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8TB
Naomi is a research assistant in the Health Inequalities Programme at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit. She uses survey data to explore health inequalities in the UK, with interests in maternal and child health, intersectional effects and causal inference.
Naomi’s current projects include a report funded by the Health Foundation describing heath inequalities in Scotland over the past two decades. This report aims to provide a wide-ranging overview of trends in health inequalities, with particular focus on issues identified by stakeholders as important to Scotland. The report discusses the systems and intersectional mechanisms through which health disadvantages can cluster and accumulate. The report will sit alongside companion reports on the social determinants of health in Scotland and public and stakeholder perceptions of health.
Naomi is also working on a collaboration between the Health Inequalities and Relationships teams in the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, exploring changes in relationship quality and sexual behaviour over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic using the Natsal-COVID survey. Previous projects include an analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on inequalities in child wellbeing using the Understanding Society study.
Naomi joined the unit in 2021 after completing an MSc in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). During this time Naomi became involved in the I-SHARE (International Sexual Health And REproductive Health) consortium, researching global patterns of intimate partner violence during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how to promote research equity in international research consortia. Prior to joining LSTHM, Naomi studied Biology (BA) at the University of Oxford.
Current and recent research projects:
- Inequalities in child mental health
- Changes in sexual health and relationship quality during COVID-19
- Reporting on trends in health inequalities in Scotland
- Global intimate partner violence (IPV) during COVID-19, with a focus on the association between employment changes and IPV
- Improving equity in international health research consortia
Research interests include: Understanding the drivers of health inequalities; causal inference methods; child and maternal health; intersectionality in health inequalities; analysis of survey and administrative data; sexual and reproductive health; equity in health research and co-production methods.