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Sadiq Bhanbhro

Dr Sadiq Bhanbhro PhD, MPH, MScPH, MSc

Senior Research Fellow


Summary

I am a researcher in the Disparities and Global Perspectives in Health and Wellbeing research group in the College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences at Sheffield Hallam University.

I lead the 'Identity, Difference and Marginalisation' research cluster within the group. I am also a lead coordinator for Hallam Guild Group - Migration, Refuge and the University.

I am trained as a social anthropologist, public health professional, and an experienced interdisciplinary researcher with a proven track record of success within research and development.

I consciously consider the social, political, cultural, religious and economic dimensions and dynamics of whatever problems I work on or study.

My broader research area is Global Public Health, in which I research women's health and wellbeing, gender, sexuality, violence, public health, racism and the intersections among these areas.

My research focuses on understanding the notion of honour and its relation with honour-related violence and killings in South Asia and the South Asian communities living in the UK within gender-based violence.

About

I am actively involved in research, teaching and supervision. I have experience in securing and managing internally and externally funded local, national and international research projects. I have been working in public health, social science research, and international development for more than 15 years in the academic, community, voluntary sector and healthcare environment. Previously, I have worked in different capacities with various organisations in the UK and Pakistan.

I have completed research projects in Indonesia, Pakistan and the Philippines. I have been working on honour-related violence and honour killings, racism, health inequalities, ethnicity, history and wellbeing, maternal health and nutrition, gender, sexuality, violence and public health. My methodological expertise is leading qualitative ethnographic research and evaluation, systematic, narrative and integrated reviews and realist synthesis of evidence.

I have developed and coordinated international research collaborations between SHU and academic and non-academic institutions in Pakistan and Indonesia. I have authored 20 peer-reviewed publications, two book chapters, and more than 20 project reports. I have made over 35 oral and poster presentations at local, national and international conferences, speaking to audiences of all levels.

I have been invited as a keynote speaker at various conferences and seminars. I have published research-based short articles for media outlets, including The Conversation, the Independent, and The Express Tribune.

Teaching

Department of Nursing and Midwifery

Health And Wellbeing

Health and Social Care

Public Health


Research

Voluntary Action Sheffield (VAS) funded project: A complex Programme evaluation of the role of community organisations in enabling health promotion and developing population health approaches in relation to people living with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Public Health Division, Birmingham City Council funded project: Birmingham and Lewisham Black African and Black Caribbean Health Inequalities Review (BLACHIR): Wider Determinants of Health Theme.

Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded project: Nursing Narratives – Racism and the Pandemic.

Homer C, Allmark P, Bhanbhro S, Ibbotson R, Tod A (2015) Weight Gain following a stroke in Younger age (below 70) men and women: Challenges and opportunities for prevention and action. NIHR CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber

Bhanbhro S (2015). Ethnographic Research Visit of West Sumatra Indonesia. British Council Researcher Links Travel Grant.

McLean S, Holden M, Haywood K, Potia T, Gee M, Mallett R, Bhanbhro S. (2014) Recommendations for exercise adherence measures in musculoskeletal settings: a systematic review and consensus meeting. Physiotherapy Research Foundation Award.

Allmark P, Bhanbhro S & Chrisp T (2013) Resilient Rotherham. NHS Rotherham.

McLean S, Gee M, Booth A, Salway S, Nancarrow S, Cobb M & Bhanbhro S (2013) Targeting the Use of Reminders & Notifications for Uptake by Populations (TURNUP): Systematic Review and Evidence Synthesis. National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

Aga Khan University (AKU) Karachi Pakistan
Andalas University Padang Indonesia
British Council
British Academy
City University London
Cancer Research UK (CRUK)
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan
International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP)
Public Health Sheffield
Public Health Rotherham
National Institute of Health Research (NIHR)
National Health Service (NHS)
Sindh University Sindh Pakistan
Quaid-i-Azam University Pakistan
University of Central Lancashire
World Health Organisation (WHO)

Publications

Journal articles

Ramamurthy, A., Bhabhbro, S., Bruce, F., Gumber, A., & Fero, K. (2022). Challenging the Cultures of Racism at Work in the UK's Healthcare Sector. SSRN Electronic Journal. http://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4023214

Bhanbhro, S., Kamal, T., Widoyo, R., Lipoeto, N.I., & Soltani, H. (2020). Factors affecting maternal nutrition and health: A qualitative study in a matrilineal community in Indonesia. PLoS One, 15 (6), e0234545. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0234545

Lusambili, A., Bhanbhro, S., & Muchanga, K. (2020). Positionality, Access to the Social Space and Place of Research: Narratives from Research in Low Middle Income Settings. People, Place and Policy. http://doi.org/10.3351/ppp.2020.6344577346

Twells, A., Furness, P., Bhanbhro, S., & Gregory, M. (2018). 'It's about giving yourself a sense of belonging’: community-based history and well-being in South Yorkshire. People, place and policy online, 12 (1), 8-28. https://extra.shu.ac.uk/ppp-online/

Boyle, P., Bhanbhro, S., & De Guzman, J.E. (2017). Universal healthcare in the Philippines and the scope for therapy and rehabilitation. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 24 (9), 403-408. http://doi.org/10.12968/ijtr.2017.24.9.403

Gee, M., Bhanbhro, S., Cook, S., & Killaspy, H. (2017). Rapid realist review of the evidence : achieving lasting change when mental health rehabilitation staff undertake recovery-oriented training. Journal Of Advanced Nursing, 73 (8), 1775-1791. http://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13232

Mclean, S., Holden, M., Potia, T., Gee, M., Mallett, R., Bhanbhro, S., ... Haywood, K. (2017). Quality and acceptability of measures of exercise adherence in musculoskeletal settings: a systematic review. Rheumatology (Oxford, England), 56 (3), 426-438. http://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/kew422

Killaspy, H., King, M., Holloway, F., Craig, T.J., Cook, S., Mundy, T., ... Bhanbhro, S. (2017). The Rehabilitation Effectiveness for Activities for Life (REAL) study: a national programme of research into NHS inpatient mental health rehabilitation services across England. Programme Grants for Applied Research, 5 (7), 1-284. http://doi.org/10.3310/pgfar05070

Whitfield, M., Bhanbhro, S., Green, G., Lewis, K., Hindle, L., & Levy, C. (2016). Developing a framework for estimating the potential impactof obesity interventions in a European city. Health Promotion International, 31 (3), 684-691. http://doi.org/10.1093/heapro/dav019

Bhanbhro, S., Gee, M., Cook, S., Marston, L., Lean, M., & Killaspy, H. (2016). Recovery-based staff training intervention within mental health rehabilitation units: A two-stage analysis using realistic evaluation principles and framework approach. BMC Psychiatry, 16 (292). http://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-016-0999-y

Mclean, S., Booth, A., Gee, M., Salway, S., Cobb, M., Bhanbhro, S., & Nancarrow, S. (2016). Appointment reminder systems are effective but not optimal: results of a systematic review and evidence synthesis employing realist principles. Patient Preference and Adherence, 10, 479-499. http://doi.org/10.2147/PPA.S93046

Bhanbhro, S., Cronin De Chavez, A., & Lusambili, A. (2016). Honour based violence as a global public health problem: a critical review of literature. International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare, 9 (3), 198-215. http://doi.org/10.1108/IJHRH-10-2015-0032

Noorie, C., Weinstein, J., Ray, J., Hood, R., & Bhanbhro, S. (2014). Early experiences in extending personal budgets in one local authority. Working with Older People, 18 (4), 176-185. http://www.emeraldinsight.com/

Mclean, S., Gee, M., Booth, A., Salway, S., Nancarrow, S., Cobb, M., & Bhanbhro, S. (2014). Targeting the use of reminders and notifications for uptake by populations (TURNUP): a systematic review and evidence synthesis. Health Services and Delivery Research, 2 (34). http://doi.org/10.3310/hsdr02340

Allmark, P., Bhanbhro, S., & Chrisp, T. (2014). An argument against the focus on Community Resilience in Public Health. BMC Public Health, 14, 62. http://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-14-62

Bhanbhro, S., Wassan, M.R., Shah, M., Talpur, A.A., & Wassan, A.A. (2013). Karo Kari : the murder of honour in Sindh Pakistan : an ethnographic study. International Journal of Asian Social Science, 3 (7), 1467-1484. http://www.aessweb.com/

Jones, R., Bhanbhro, S., Grant, R., & Hood, R. (2013). The definition and deployment of differential core professional competencies and characteristics in multiprofessional health and social care teams. Health and Social Care in the Community, 21 (1), 47-58. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2524.2012.01086.x

Bhanbhro, S., & Bryar, R.M. (2012). The experience of using appreciative inquiry in the Patient Pathways Project. AI Practitioner, 14 (3), 61-63.

Bhanbhro, S., & Bryar, R. (2012). The experience of using appreciative inquiry in the patient pathways project. International Journal of Appreciative Inquiry, 14 (3), 61-63. http://www.aipractitioner.com/ai-practitioner-august-2012-ai-research-notes

Bhanbhro, S., Drennan, V.M., Grant, R., & Harris, R. (2011). Assessing the contribution of prescribing in primary care by nurses and professionals allied to medicine : a systematic review of literature. BMC Health Services Research, 11 (330), 1-10. http://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-11-330

Conference papers

Mclean, S., Holden, M., Haywood, K., Harrop, D., Potia, T., Mallett, R., & Bhanbhro, M. (2017). Exercise adherence measures – why we need to start again: Findings of a systematic review and consensus workshop. Physiotherapy.

Mclean, S., Booth, A., Gee, M., Salway, S., Cobb, M., Bhanbhro, M., & Nancarrow, S. (2017). Appointment reminder systems are effective but not optimal: Results of a systematic review and evidence synthesis employing realist principles. Physiotherapy, e103-e104.

de Chavez, A.C., Bhanbhro, S., & Lusambili, A. (2016). Honour based violence and wellbeing of women and girls of Pakistani heritage in South Yorkshire (abstract only). Injury Prevention, 22 (Suppl), A259. http://doi.org/10.1136/injuryprev-2016-042156.723

Homer, C., Allmark, P., Ibbotson, R., Bhanbhro, S., & Tod, A. (2015). Weight gain following stroke : its everybody's business. In UK Stroke Forum 2015, ACC Liverpool, 2015 - 2015. https://www.stroke.org.uk/events/training-conference/uk-stroke-forum-conference-2015

Bhanbhro, M.S., & Wassan, R. (2013). Stigmatization of Hijras in Pakistan: Social exclusion and sex work. CULTURE HEALTH & SEXUALITY, 15, S247.

Khan, K., Dossa, S., & Bhanbhro, S. (2006). Equity analysis by community; and addressing the unpredictable terrain. In Geneva Health Forum, Geneva, 30 August 2006 - 1 September 2006.

Homer, C., Allmark, P., Bhanbhro, S., Ibbotson, R., & Tod, A. (2014). Long term weight gain following stroke : exploring incidence and explanations. In BSA Medical Sociology Annual Conference, Aston University, Birmingham, 10 September 2014 - 12 September 2014.

Homer, C., Tod, A., Allmark, P., Bhanbhro, S., & Ibbotson, R. (2014). Weight gain after a stroke : the issue and control. In RCN 2014 Annual International Nursing Research Conference, Glasgow, 2 April 2014 - 4 April 2014. http://www.rcn.org.uk/development/research_and_innovation/rs/research2014

Mclean, S., Booth, A., Gee, M., Salway, S., Cobb, M., & Bhanbhro, M. (2015). Appointment reminder systems are effective but not optimal: results of a systematic review and evidence synthesis employing realist principles. Physiotherapy, e980-e981.

Mclean, S., Booth, A., Salway, S., Nancarrow, S., Cobb, M., Gee, M., & Bhanbhro, M. (2015). Targeting the Use of Reminders & Notifications for Uptake by Populations (TURNUP) What is the differential effectiveness of patient reminders for improving attendance, cancellation and rescheduling of appointments? A systematic review and realist synthesis. In Primary Health Care Research Conference, Adelaide, 29 July 2015 - 2015.

Mclean, S., Booth, A., Salway, S., Nancarrow, S., Cobb, M., Gee, M., & Bhanbhro, M. (2013). Targeting the Use of Reminders & Notifications for Uptake by Populations (TURNUP). In 8th Health Services and Policy Research Conference 2013, Wellington, New Zealand, 2013 - 2014.

Mclean, S., Holden, M., Haywood, K., Potia, T., Gee, M., Mallett, R., & Bhanbhro, M. (2014). Exercise adherence measures in musculoskeletal settings: A systematic review and consensus meeting. In MACP Conference 2014, 25 October 2014.

Mclean, S., Holden, M., Haywood, K., Potia, T., Gee, M., Mallett, R., & Bhanbhro, M. (2015). Exercise adherence measures – why we need to start again: Findings of a systematic review and consensus workshop. In World Congress of Physical Therapy 2015, Singapore, 1 May 2015 - 4 May 2015.

Book chapters

Bhanbhro, S. (2020). Brothers Who Kill: Murders of Sisters for the Sake of Family Honour in Pakistan. In Brothers and Sisters Sibling Relationships Across the Life Course. (1). Springer Nature

Bhanbhro, S. (2015). Representation of honour killings: critical discourse analysis of Pakistani English-language newspapers. In Tomas, J., & Epple, N. (Eds.) Sexuality, oppression and human rights. Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press

Reports

Ramamurthy, A., Bhanbhro, S., Bruce, F., Gumber, A., & Fero, K. (2022). Nursing Narratives: Racism and the Pandemic - Report of Key Findings. Anti-Racism Research Group, Centre for Culture Media and Society, Sheffield Hallam University.

Bhanbhro, S., & Al-Salti, F. (2021). A rapid evidence review of wider determinants of health inequalities experienced by Black African, Black Caribbean and Black-mixed ethnicity communities in Birmingham, Lewisham and the UK.

Bhanbhro, S. (2016). Maternal and Infant Health and Nutrition in Indonesia Workshop Report.

Homer, C., Allmark, P., Bhanbhro, S., Ibbotson, R., & Tod, A. (2015). Weight gain following stroke in younger age (below 70 years) in men and women: challenges and opportunities for prevention and action. Sheffield, UK: Collaboration for Leadership in applied Health Research and Care. http://clahrc-yh.nihr.ac.uk/our-themes/public-health-and-inequalities/end-of-project-report

Allmark, P., Bhanbhro, S., & Chrisp, T. (2013). RESILIENT ROTHERHAM? NHS Rotherham.

Bhanbhro, S. (2013). Knowledge exchange exploratory visit. Sheffield Hallam University.

Bhanbhro, S., & Whitfield, M. (2012). Estimating the impact of obesity initiatives.

Mclean, S., Holden, M., Haywood, K., Potia, T., Gee, M., Mallett, R., & Bhanbhro, S. (n.d.). Recommendations for exercise adherence measures in musculoskeletal settings: a systematic review and consensus meeting. Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

Media

Ramamurthy, A., & Fero, K. (2022). EXPOSED. [Film]. Migrant Media: https://nursingnarratives.com/exposed/

Presentations

Bhanbhro, S. (2014). Representations of 'honour killing' in Pakistani newspapers: a critical discourse analysis. Presented at: Why Discourse Matters? Theoretical and Methodological Practices of Discourse Analysis - 2nd Graduate conference, Frankfurt Germany, 2014

Bhanbhro, S. (2008). Experiences of women survived in armed tribal conflict: a case study of Union Council Khuhra district Khairpur Sindh Pakistan. Presented at: The Asia Workshop on Gender, Conflict and Development “In Search of Peace and Development: Women Hold Half the Ground", Davao Philippines, 2008

Other activities

Global Assessor - Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH) - 2018 to 2020

Panel member and Reviewer - Newton Fund/British Council (2018 - to present)

Specialist Invited Reviewer - National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Reviewer - International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare

Reviewer - World Health Organisation (WHO) Bulletin

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