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Research interests

My research interests are driven strongly by a social justice agenda, along with a desire for research to be collaborative and participatory with demonstrative social impact which ultimately tackles disadvantage and inequalities in health.

I am interested in all areas of research relating to public health and health promotion theory, policy, and practice, especially with an international/global focus. Areas of specific interest and expertise relate to three key areas:

  1. Sexual health and HIV
  2. Health inequalities
  3. Parenting (including fatherhood, breastfeeding, and young parents).

Current research projects:

  • WHO ProSPeRero: Project on Sexually Transmitted Infection Point-of-care Testin - Clinic based evaluation of SD BIOLINE HIV/Syphilis Duo (Alere) and DPP® HIV-Syphilis Assay (Chembio) for the screening of HIV and syphilis in men who have sex with men in in the STI screening facilities of Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom (UK).
  • Healthy Hastings & Rother Programme: Fuel Poverty Reduction. Hastings & Rother CCG
  • ESTICOM: European Surveys & Trainings to Improve MSM Community Health project. European Commission. Lead for WP6 (ECHOES Survey).
  • Health4LGBTI: reducing health inequalities experienced by LGBTI people. European Commission. Lead for WP1 & WP2
  • Evaluation of the Education, Training, Volunteering & Employment (ETVE) Project for People Living with HIV (PLWHIV)
  • Older people living with HIV in residential care homes. Extension to the Education, Training, Volunteering & Employment (ETVE) project.
  • Engaging fathers to support breastfeeding
  • HEPCOM: preventing obesity among children and young people

Previous research projects:

European/International:

  • Everywhere in Japan: HIV prevention for Men who have Sex with Men
  • SIALON II: Capacity building in combining targeted prevention with meaningful HIV surveillance among men who have sex with men
  • SODEMIFA: Addressing the social determinants of health: Multilevel governance of policies aimed at families with childr
  • DAIWA: A feasibility study to explore the European Everywhere framework in Japan
  • ACTION-FOR-HEALTH: Reducing health inequalities - preparation for action plans and structural funds projects
  • GRADIENT: Tackling the Gradient - applying public health policies to effectively reduce health inequalities amongst families and children
  • H-CUBE: HBV-HCV-HIV- Three different and serious threats for European young people. A network to study and face these challenges in the EU
  • EVERYWHERE Project: A European multi-sectoral network for the prevention of HIV/AIDS for men having sex with men
  • TEP: Health Promotion International – Transatlantic Exchange Partnership: EU-Canada
  • ECHIM European Community Health Indicator Monitoring Project
  • CEIHPAL Canadian-European Initiative for Health Promotion Advanced Learning: EU-Canada
  • PHETICE: Public Health Education and Training in an Enlarging Europe
  • DETERMINE: EU Consortium for action on the socio-economic determinants of Health
  • ENGENDER: Inventory of good practices in Europe for promoting gender equity in health

Local/national:

  • A better understanding what makes for effective conversations about alcohol between parents & their 15-17 year olds. Drinkware.
  • Healthy Hastings & Rother Programme: Developing an evaluation methodology. Hastings & Rother CCG.
  • Engagement with young people to inform health improvement commissioning for children, families and schools in East Sussex
  • Analysis of the Better Beginnings consultation in East Sussex
  • Engaging and supporting fathers to promote breastfeeding: A concept analysis
  • An evaluation of services for young people in East Sussex: FE nurse provision at schools and colleges, pulse innov8, and the young men’s health worker service
  • The perspectives of fathers on the development of a breastfeeding support pack
  • Understanding the service needs of routine and manual smokers working on building sites in Tower Hamlets
  • Fathers’ views on breastfeeding in Brighton and Hove
  • The Sussex LGBTU Training and Development Research Partnership
  • The West Sussex LGBTU Youth Research Project and LGBTU Launch Event
  • Review of Brighton and Hove WHO Phase IV Healthy City Programme
  • The effectiveness of an innovative digital-Story intervention aimed at reducing binge drinking among young people
  • Evaluation of fpa’s ‘Speakeasy’ course for parents
  • Supporting young fathers: examples of promising practice
  • Promoting health and emotional wellbeing: accredited training for supported housing staff working with young people
  • Communication and supervision about alcohol in families
  • Determinants of sport and physical activity amongst young women: a secondary analysis
  • Evaluation of the community sport and enhanced PESSCL pilot programme,
  • Speakeasy parenting fund evaluation: supporting professionals working with young people around sex and relationships

Approach to teaching

I contribute to modules in the postgraduate MSc programme in Health Promotion including: Principles of Health Promotion, and Strategy and Project Planning as well as teaching contributions to infant feeding (fathers supporting breastfeeding), and various researcher development workshops (e.g. research mentoring, gaining research funding, & impact). I also supervise Masters and PhD and welcome students in these areas.

I like to engage with students in a range of ways that include 1:1 discussions, small group work, and reflective group supervision, in addition to lectures and the development of curricula and teaching resources for blended learning.

Supervisory Interests

I am interested in supervising PhD students in most areas of public health and health promotion. However, particular areas of interest for supervision include the following:

  • Sexual health and HIV
  • Healthy public policy and health inequalities
  • Parenthood (including fathers supporting breastfeeding)
  • Young people
  • LGBT stigma and suicide
  • Tackling homophobia
  • Gender identities (masculinities and femininities)
  • Peer group cultures

Scholarly biography

Prior to working at the University of Brighton, Nigel studied at the University of Worcester, University of York, and the University of Huddersfield before going on to work as a sixth form and further education psychology lecturer and examiner in South Yorkshire. In 2001, he embarked on a part-time PhD in Educational Research at Lancaster University converting to full time in 2003 and completing in 2005. Following a move to the South East, Nigel then worked as a researcher at the Trust for the Study of Adolescence (TSA) which was a charity and applied research and training organisation committed to improving the lives of young people. He moved to the International Health Development Research Centre (IHDRC) at the University of Brighton in 2007 originally attached to the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences. Now located in the School of Health Sciences where he formerly led the Health Promotion Policy and Practice (HPPP) research group, Nigel currently leads the Public Health & Wellbeing Research & Enterprise Group (PHWREG) as well as the School's Research Mentoring Scheme. Nigel is Chair of the University's Research Mentoring Group, and serves on the management board of the Centre for Transforming Sexuality and Gender. He is an accredited European Health Promotion Practitioner, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and media contact and is a Chartered Psychologist.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Lancaster University

Bachelor, University of Worcester

Master, University of York

Keywords

  • RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
  • HIV prevention
  • health promotion
  • public health

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Projects 2013 2019

Research Output 2006 2018

A review of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) health and healthcare inequalities

Zeeman, L., Sherriff, N., Browne, K., McGlynn, N., Mirandola, M., Gios, L., Davis, R., Sanchez-Lambert, J., Aujean, S., Pinto, N., Farinella, F. & Donisi, V. 31 Oct 2018 p. 1-7 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Healthcare Disparities
Health
Sexual Minorities

Behavioural and demographic correlates of undiagnosed HIV infection in a MSM sample recruited in 13 European cities

Marcus, U., Nöstlinger, C., Rosińska, M., Sherriff, N., Gios, L., Dias, S., Gama, A., Toskin, I., Alexiev, I., Naseva, E., Schink, S. & Mirandola, M. 6 Aug 2018 18, 368

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
HIV Infections
Demography
HIV
Sexual Behavior
Odds Ratio

Discussing HIV partner notification is acceptable to men who have sex with men who have been diagnosed recently

Roberts, J., Nixon, E., Perry, N., Richardson, D. & Sherriff, N. 9 Jun 2018 1 p.

Research output: Other contribution

LGBTI people and health inequalities

Hernández Festersen, C., Costongs, C., Sherriff, N., Zeeman, L., Amaddeo, F., Aujean, S., Donisi, V., Davis, R., Farinella, F., Gios, L., McGlynn, N., Mirandola, M., Pinto, N., Rosińska, M. & Zakrzewska, K. 1 Oct 2018 In : Eurohealth: Quarterly of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. 24, 3, p. 41-44 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
health
EU member state
social inequality
European Commission
health professionals