Institute of Health & Society

Staff Profile

Dr Sheena Ramsay

Clinical Senior Lecturer


Sheena qualified as a dental surgeon and has specialized in Public Health. She has strong research interests in ageing, chronic disease epidemiology and prevention with a focus on health inequalities and improving the oral health of older people. She has been successful in obtaining MRC Fellowships that have allowed her to develop these research areas. As part of her Specialist Training in Public Health in London, Sheena has worked on projects with a Primary Care Trust, Local Authority, Health Protection Unit and a tertiary hospital. Sheena has a particular interest in linking research and practice of Public Health.

Sheena is Vice Chair of the Academic & Research Committee of the Faculty of Public Health and Chair of the Mid-Careers’ Researcher’s group of the Society for Social Medicine.


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 2019

Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health 2014

Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in Public Health 2013

PhD in Public Health & Epidemiology, University College London (UCL), London 2009

Member of the Faculty of Public Health 2007

MSc in Public Health, Nottingham, University 2003-2004

Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Baba Farid University, Punjab, India 2000

Professional registration

UK General Dental Council

UK Faculty of Public Health

UK Public Health Specialist Register

Previous positions

MRC Population Health Scientist Fellow & Academic Consultant in Public Health – UCL, London 2013-2016

Specialty Registrar in Public Health – London, Kent, Surrey & Sussex Training Programme 2010-2013

MRC Health of the Public Research Fellow – UCL, London 2006-2010

Research Fellow in Public Health – UCL, London 2005-2006

General Dental Surgeon – Christian Dental College & Hospital, Ludhiana, India 2000-2003


Faculty of Public Health

Society for Social Medicine

International Association of Dental Research


Research interests include ageing conditions such as disability and frailty, health inequalities in chronic diseases, oral health of older people.


NIHR School of Primary Care Research 2015 (Co-I)    £52,000

Public Engagement Award, NIHR BRC (PI)                  £3000

Dunhill Medical Trust (Co-I) 2015                                  £65, 523

Dunhill Medical Trust (PI) 2014                                      £49, 873

NIHR BRC Pump Priming Grant (Co-I) 2013                 £52, 903

MRC Population Health Scientist Fellowship (2013)      £499,289

MRC Fellowship in Health of the Public (2006-2010)     £224, 354


Training of academic Public Health Trainees.

Supervisor of NIHR School of Public Health Research PhD Studentship.