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Sarah-Anne is a Health Geographer who, since PhD graduation (2007), has worked continuously in research orientated roles with University of the Highlands and Islands.
She has research expertise in the area of rural health and wellbeing and the use of participatory, qualitative methods. She has worked on several, large-scale international projects and has been attracting research income since 2009 as a PI and Co-I; including RCUK grants.
Her work focuses on the relationships between rural place and health. She has particular interests in: i) community engagement and co-production in rural health services and ii) the role of the outdoors and natural landscape in the promotion of health and wellbeing.
Currently, she is leading UHI's contribution to the Interreg VA cross-border mPower project - which is testing social prescribing and digital health interventions in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland. Sarah-Anne is also leading a three year CSO-funded evaluation of community link workers in Highland.
Previous projects as PI have included leading the UHI research elements of a large-AHRC grant on community participation and leading a Scottish Government funded, qualitative evaluation of NHS primary care redesign (which took a longitudinal approach over three years).
Sarah-Anne has been researching the relationships between landscape, nature and wellbeing for over a decade. Her review of children’s use of the outdoors was one of the first publications on this topic and is highly cited. It has been downloaded over 3,000 times from Public Health England and is widely quoted outside academia.
She has co-authored guidance on the evaluation of health interventions in the outdoors and been awarded participatory research projects (as PI) funded by AHRC on the role of hospital grounds in the promotion of health and wellbeing.
Her work draws on theory from health geography, particularly relating to the spatialities of wellbeing, assemblage theory and therapeutic landscape. She has combined this with the use of qualitative GIS in two projects led by colleagues at Swinburn University (including an ARC Discovery grant).
Sarah-Anne has published in some of the highest ranking journals in her field, such as Social Science and Medicine and Health and Place. She has recently co-edited a book on rural mental health which was published by Routledge.
In 2021, Sarah-Anne was awarded a Professorship in Rural Health by the University of the Highlands and Islands in recognition of her international reputation in rural health research.
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Dundee
Award Date: 1 Jan 2007
Master of Science, University of Dundee
Award Date: 1 Jan 2003
Master of Arts, University of Dundee
Award Date: 1 Jan 2002
- G Geography (General)
- H Social Sciences (General)
- Faculty Science, Health and Engineering
- School of Health and Wellbeing
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1/04/21 → 31/03/24
Munoz, S. & Farmer, J.
1/01/20 → 31/12/22
Technology Enabled Care (TEC) Pathfinder Project: Can the Highland Respiratory Pathway be Transformed through Co-design?
2/09/19 → 31/03/22
DESNEHRA: Developing a Dignity Engagement Space for Nurse Education using a Human Rights Based Approach
1/03/19 → 28/02/22
1/11/17 → 31/12/21
1/03/17 → 31/12/21
A rapid review of the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of healthcare workers: implications for supporting psychological well-beingDe Kock, J. H., Latham, H. A., Leslie, S. J., Grindle, M., Munoz, S. A., Ellis, L., Polson, R. & O’Malley, C. M., 9 Jan 2021, In: BMC Public Health. 21, 1, p. 1-18 18 p., 104.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile35 Citations (Scopus)23 Downloads (Pure)
We've got what the NHS ultimately intended for us: experiences of community engagement in rural primary care services changeMunoz, S-A. & Bradley, S., 13 May 2021, In: Social Science & Medicine. 280, p. 1-8 8 p., 114033.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Co-production of "nature walks for wellbeing" public health intervention for people with severe mental illness: Use of theory and practical know-howHubbard, G., Thompson, C. W., Locke, R., Jenkins, D., Munoz, S. A., Van Woerden, H., Maxwell, M., Yang, Y. & Gorely, T., 1 Apr 2020, In: BMC Public Health. 20, 1, p. 1-12 12 p., 428 (2020).
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile2 Citations (Scopus)31 Downloads (Pure)
Ellis, L., Munoz, S-A., Narzisi, K., Bradley, S. & Hall, J., 31 Jul 2020, In: Social Inclusion. 8, 3, p. 66-76 11 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)9 Downloads (Pure)
Munoz, S-A., Terje, A-K. T. & Bailey, H., 22 Jun 2020, 16 p. Iriss.
Research output: Other contributionOpen AccessFile6 Downloads (Pure)
Terje, A-K. T. & Munoz, S-A., 22 Jan 2020, Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research Congress.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution
Munoz, S-A. (ed.) & Bain, S. F. (ed.), 1 Sep 2020, Abingdon: Routledge. (Taylor and Francis Regional Studies)
Research output: Book/Report › Book
Sarah-Anne Munoz (Member)Jan 2020 → Dec 2020
Activity: Membership › Membership of committee
Sarah-Anne Munoz (Speaker)26 Mar 2019
Activity: Talk or presentation › Invited talk
Sarah-Anne Munoz (Chair)16 Apr 2011
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Participation in conference
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