Meet the team


 RHW Team Photo

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Acting Head of Rural Health and Wellbeing

Prof Sarah-Anne Munoz

  • Health geography
  • Health and place
  • Community engagement and co-production
  • Participatory research

Senior Research Fellow in Rural Health

Dr Janet Heaton

  • rural environments, health and wellbeing
  • social isolation
  • telehealth
  • minimally disruptive medicine
  • patients' experience of illness
  • service delivery and organisation
  • qualitative research methods
  • secondary analysis of qualitative data
  • community engagement in and coproduction of research
  • sociology of time, place and space
  • data visualisation and infographics

Research Fellow in Digital Health

Dr Ania Zubala

  • Arts therapies and arts & health
  • Wellbeing and aging
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Digital health
  • Public health, prevention & self-management
  • Humanising health and social care
  • Participatory and arts-based research

Senior Lecturer in Digital Health

Dr Mark Grindle

  • Digital health systems

Research Fellow in Rural Health

Dr Sara Bradley

  • Mental health and well-being
  • Social Prescribing
  • Green health and non-pharmaceutical interventions
  • Social gerontology
  • Community engagement and co-production

Research Fellow in Digital Health

Dr Hannes De Kock

  • Registered Chartered Clinical Psychologist
  • Digital technology in healthcare
  • Mental health
  • Task-shifting & Transdisciplinarity
  • Human Behaviour Change Theories

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Postdoctoral Research staff

Postdoctoral Research staff

Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr Anna Terje

  • Health inequalities
  • Ethnographic research
  • Communities, place and belonging
  • Community engagement and participatory research
  • Sociology and anthropology
  • Social prescribing

Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr Liz Ellis

  • Disability studies
  • Learning disabilities
  • Qualitative methods
  • Inclusive research
  • Co-production
  • Participatory research
  • Rural sociology


Post-doctoral Research Assistant

Dr Jenny Hall

  • Digital health
  • Public health
  • Diabetes




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PhD Students

PhD Students

PhD Student

Dr Charles Knoery

  • Registered clinical doctor
  • Cardiology
  • Pre-hospital medicine
  • Digital technology in healthcare

PhD Student in Rural Health

Matthew Fraser

  • Outdoor Exercise
  • Rural Health and Wellbeing
  • Type 2 Diabetes prevention and management
  • Health and Exercise Technology

PhD Student in Rural Health

Pam Nicoll

  • Remote and Rural Healthcare Education
  • Technology Enhanced Learning(TEL)
  • TEL Efficacy/Evaluation
  • Sustainable Remote and Rural Healthcare
  • PhD Remote and Rural TEL Research

PhD Student in Rural Health

Rebecca Mathews

  • Health Wellbeing and Nursing
  • Registered Nurse
  • Care of the older person
  • Clinical research
  • Diabetes management in care homes using technology

PhD Student in Rural Health

Terryl O'Donovan

  • Science communication
  • Lyme disease
  • Critical discourse analysis
  • Critical post-structural theory