Institute of Health & Society

Staff Profile

Dr Susan Bowett

School Manager - NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR)



Established in April 2012, the NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR) is a partnership between 8 leading centres of academic public health research excellence. From 2017, the member centres are as follows: the Universities of Sheffield, Bristol, Cambridge, Imperial and University College London; The London School for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM); the LiLaC collaboration between the Universities of Liverpool and Lancaster and Fuse; The Centre for Translational Research in Public Health, a collaboration between Newcastle, Durham, Northumbria, Sunderland and Teesside Universities.

With a total budget of £20.5 million over 5 years, the School aims to build the evidence base for effective public health practice by bringing together England’s leading public health research expertise in one virtual organisation. For more information, please see the SPHR website.

Role & responsibilities 

Susan works with the SPHR Director, Professor Ashley Adamson, to lead the strategic development and delivery of the NIHR funded School for Public Health Research to ensure the deliverables and objectives of the School are achieved.

Previous positions

2013-2017 Research Project Manager, Newcastle Clinical Trials Unit (Newcastle University)

2016-2017 Acting Operations Manager, Newcastle Clinical Trials Unit (Newcastle University)

2012-2013 Department Manager (two departments) - Perinatal Imaging & Health and Cardiovascular Imaging (King's College London)

2011-2012 Clinical Research Facilitator (Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust/Institute of Child Health, UCL)

2008-2011 Grants Adviser (Wellcome Trust) 


PhD Medical Sciences (Newcastle University)

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science – Pharmacology (University of Aberdeen)