Centre for Public Health

Liverpool John Moores University

Public Health Institute - Liverpool John Moores University

World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Violence Prevention

Part of the Liverpool John Moores University

Suzy Hargreaves

Suzy Hargreaves

PhD Student


areas of expertise

Suzy has worked within the Public Health Institute previously as a researcher on the sexual health team. Whilst working in HIV surveillance within the sexual health team at the Public Health Institute, Suzy expressed a keen interest in the general health needs of the Gypsy and Traveller community and also in poverty and HIV. With this in mind, Suzy is currently completing a PhD which will explore mental health and substance misuse needs amongst Irish Traveller males, focussing specifically on gathering evidence to inform the development and delivery of community-based interventions, to ensure that accessible support services are available for this population.

In 2006, Suzy completed an MPhil on HIV epidemiology in the North West of England, in part looking at the effects of deprivation on indicators of ill health and stays in hospital. Suzy has also written and contributed to several local sexual health needs assessments and was on the editorial board for the Sexual Health Quarterly Bulletin. She has organised and won funding and sponsorship for an annual sexual health conference and established and led an enhanced sexually transmitted infection surveillance scheme for Cheshire and Merseyside.