Professor Barbara Hanratty
Prof of Primary Care & Public Health

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  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1121
  • Address: Institute of Health and Society / Newcastle University Institute for Ageing
    Biomedical Research Building (Second floor)
    Campus for Ageing and Vitality
    Newcastle University
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE4 5PL


My research is concerned with older adults and encompasses three complementary themes; end of life care, loneliness and isolation and care homes. Equitable access to care, patient and caregiver experiences and the influence of socioeconomic disadvantage are particular interests.
I trained in general practice and public health, and have worked in low income countries. My clinical work is as a GP and I am also an honorary consultant in public health.


Medicine MBChB, University of Bristol

Masters in Public Health (Distinction), University of Leeds

Masters in Health Economics, University of York

Doctorate of Medicine, University of Liverpool  


Previous Positions

NIHR Career Development Fellow / SL, Dept of Health Sciences, University of York, HYMS    

Clinical Lecturer, MRC Fellow, Senior Lecturer / GP, Dept of Public Health, University of Liverpool

Trainee in Public Health Medicine, Northern & Yorkshire

GP /Volunteer in St Lucia, Romania, Karnataka, India  

Honours and awards

Michael O’Brien prize, Membership of the Faculty of Public Health

MRC Special Research Training Fellowship

Selected as a member of the ‘Brisbane Initiative Cohort’

NIHR Career Development Fellowship

NIHR Ashridge Leadership training