Public Health Research

Public Health Research is an essential peer-reviewed journal that energetically engages with key public health issues that have come to the fore in the global environment — mounting inequalities between rich and poor; the globalization of trade; new patterns of travel and migration; epidemics of newly-emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases; the HIV/AIDS pandemic; the increase in chronic illnesses; escalating pressure on public health infrastructures around the world; and the growing range and scale of conflict situations, terrorist threats, environmental pressures, natural and human-made disasters.

Skye Hughes

Editorial Board Member of Public Health Research

Senior Lecturer, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

Research Areas

Sociology of Health, Public Health: in Developing Countries, HIV/AIDS, Health Promotion


2002Post grad DipHealth Systems Management, London School of Tropical Health & Hygiene
1989Ph.DSociology, University of Toronto
1983MASociology, University of Toronto
1980BASociology, York University


2007-presentSenior Lecturer, Course Leader for Offsite Provision-Health Promotion, Leeds Metropolitan University
1996-1998Senior Lecturer, Sociology Department, University of Botswana
1993-1996Assistant Professor, Augustana University College, University of Alberta
1992-1993Assistant Professor, University of Victoria, Canada
1991-1992Assistant Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
1988-1991Lecturer (Education), University of Nairobi, Kenya


Country Coordinator Sudan-Malteser International (2003-2006)
Programme Manager-IRC Kenya, Kakuma Refugee Camp (2002-2003)
Endowment Coordinator-Madrasa Resource Centre, Aga Khan Foundation (1999-2001)

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums/Journals/Books

[1]  "The impact of unemployment on the mental well-being of people who involuntary lost their job during the 2009-2010 economic recession: A qualitative study" with Gianfranco Giuntoli and Kate Karbon (2011) in progress.
[2]  "The Needs of Frail Elderly People with Sight Loss", with Mima Cattan and Gianfranco Giuntoli (2010) Report prepared for the Thomas Pocklington Trust, January 2010.
[3]  "Issues and Opportunities for Promoting Health among People with Sight Loss", with Mima Cattan. Research Findings report prepared for the Thomas Pocklington Trust, November, 2009
[4]  "Promoting and Maintaining Health in People with Sight Loss", Report prepared for the Thomas Pocklington Trust with Mima Cattan, October, 2009.
[5]  "Community based tuberculosis-control programme in Yei county: experience in a war situation in south Sudan" WHO (SGS) No. 59: 73-75, 2007.
[6]  "Gender and Diversification: Two Case Studies from Southern Africa" with K. Good in African Studies, January, 2002.
[7]  "The African Context of the Social Construction of AIDS", in R.K. Hope (ed), AIDS and Development in Africa. UK: Greenwood Praeger, 1999, Ch. 9.
[8]  "Globalisation in Theory and Practice: Responding to the Challenges", Human Rights and Development, Ditshwanelo, Gaborone, Botswana: 1998: pp52-56.
[9]  "Conversation Analysis as a Research Tool" in Issues in Educational Research in Africa. Mwiria, K. & Wamahiu, S. (eds) Ch9 1995: pp:131-145.
[10]  "Planning-in-Action. Cognitive Phenomenon or Social Accomplishment?" Réseaux Series, Année 1990, Volume 8, Numéro 2: pp. 217-236