Sarah-Anne Munoz

Doctor

  • IV2 3JH

    United Kingdom

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  • 149 Citations
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20112020

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Personal profile

Research expertise

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: i) community engagement and co-production in rural health and ii) the role of the outdoors and natural landscape in the promotion of health and wellbeing. Currently, she is part of a project using participatory digital platforms to enhance resilience and mental health of Scottish frontline health and care staff during COVID-19.

She leads current research activities in these two areas within the UHI Rural Health and Wellbeing Research Division.

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 four 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; as well as co-editing a book on responses to rural ageing populations. She is currently co-editing a book on geographies of rural mental health, which will be published by Taylor and Francis.

In 2018, Sarah-Anne was awarded a Readership in Rural Health and Wellbeing by the University of the Highlands and Islands in recognition of her international reputation in rural health research.

Education/Academic qualification

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

Keywords

  • G Geography (General)
  • H Social Sciences (General)

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Projects

Research Output

Co-production of "nature walks for wellbeing" public health intervention for people with severe mental illness: Use of theory and practical know-how

Hubbard, 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 journalArticle

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    Creating community and belonging in a designated housing estate for disabled people

    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 journalArticle

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    Experiences of the medical encounter in social prescribing: Narratives of patients in Scotland

    Terje, A-K. T. & Munoz, S-A., 22 Jan 2020, Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research Congress.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Psychological Effects of Outdoor Activity in Type 2 Diabetes: A Review

    Fraser, M., Polson, R., Munoz, S-A. & MacRury, S., 1 Aug 2020, In : Health Promotion International. 35, 4, p. 841-851 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • Using Micro-geography to Understand the Realisation of Wellbeing: A Qualitative GIS study of Three Social Enterprises

    Farmer, J., Kamstra, P., Brennan-Horley, C., De Cotta, T., Roy, M., Barraket, J., Munoz, S-A. & Kilpatrick, S., 1 Mar 2020, In : Health and Place. 62, p. 1-11 102293.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Prizes

    University Medal (University of Dundee)

    Munoz, Sarah-Anne (Recipient), 2002

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Activities

    • 2 Types of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation
    • 1 Participation in conference
    • 1 Invited talk

    Delivering Health and Wellbeing through the Voluntary and Third Sectors in Rural Areas

    Sarah-Anne Munoz (Speaker)

    26 Mar 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Visiting Research Fellowship

    Sarah-Anne Munoz (Contributor)

    1 Aug 201131 Oct 2011

    Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

    Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting

    Sarah-Anne Munoz (Chair)

    16 Apr 2011

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Honorary Fellowship

    Sarah-Anne Munoz (Contributor)

    1 Aug 200920 Feb 2013

    Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

    Press / Media

    Thesis

    Adherence to Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises and the Role of Smart Phone Apps

    Author: Stephen, C. & Stephen, K., 22 Jul 2015

    Supervisor: Munoz, S. (Supervisor), Cumming, G. (Supervisor), Mohammed, A. (External person) (Supervisor) & Smith, M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by OU/Aberdeen)

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    Mental Health Services and Social Inclusion in Remote and Rural Areas of Scotland and Canada: A Qualitative Comparison

    Author: Daly, C. L., 5 Jun 2014

    Supervisor: Munoz, S. (Supervisor) & Cleland, J. (External person) (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by OU/Aberdeen)

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