Posted on 10/07/2012
Professor Dame Sally Macintyre
MSc Sociology as Applied to Medicine, 1971 Bedford College
Dame Sally is Professor of Social and Public Health Science and Director of the Centre for Population and Health Sciences at the University of Glasgow. She is also a council member of the Medical Research Council and Director of the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and of the Academy of Medical Sciences. She was Editor-in-Chief of Social Science & Medicine and Chair of the Society for Social Medicine. Her current interests include the potential of area-based health promotion initiatives, the role of neighbourhood barriers and facilitators for health, and developing an evidence-base for health improvement and reducing health inequalities. She is also interested in perceptions of risk, and the understandings and use of public health research by the public, policymakers, practitioners, and the press.