Prof Sue PowellDirector

Awards & Prizes

Exemplary Researcher Award, 2011, Manchester Metropolitan University

Specialist Areas

Public and environmental health practice involving multi-disciplinary topics which focus on improving health and wellbeing by enhancing practitioner skills and service provision. Topics include workplace health, community engagement and workforce development.

Research Interests

Minimising and Preventing Gambling Related Harm in Higher Education, Responsible Gambling Fund £60,000 Content: Gambling is unrecognised by those working in HEIs. The project developed tools to support HEI staff and students in the recognition of gambling issues and how to access support.

Chief Operating Officer, Greater Manchester Health Innovation and Education Cluster, Department of Health, £53,000 + £20,000

Evaluation of the GM HIEC, Department of Health, £22,000 - ongoing

The Development of a Learning Needs Analysis Tool, Department of Health, £43,200 + £20,000

Undergoing pilot of an LNA with 8 Trusts. Ongoing

Embedding GM HIEC learning materials, Department of Health, £20,000 - ongoing

Health and Wellbeing in SMEs, New Economy, £9,000
There would be value in carrying out further work with SMEs on how health and wellbeing is conceptualised and how, owner/managers may perceive of themselves and their employees as being healthy or unhealthy. It would be useful to identify a champion for health and wellbeing within organisations. This may or may not be the owner/manager. Further work needs to be carried out to identify individually tailored support mechanisms for SMEs to give a more comprehensive picture on the holistic approach to health and wellbeing within their organisation. Detailed support mechanisms for SME business development needs to be disseminated to enable SMEs to identify those appropriate for their individual needs. The identification of good practice in SMEs who address health and wellbeing effectively would be beneficial in supporting or partnering with others and to possibly share experiences or resources.

Health and Wellbeing in SMEs, New Economy, £60,000
Providers of public health services offer health advice to SMEs on managing seasonal illness and offer protection services specifically targeted to SMEs such as flu vaccines. Further case study research approach in providing preventative services such as flu vaccines for a target area to measure impact.

Professional Body Membership and Activity

Corporate Member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
Chair, NW Core Skills Framework Board
Co-Deputy Chair, Greater Manchester Public Health Network
Member, North West Workplace Wellbeing Charter Accreditation Panel
Member, North West Health Inequalities Group
Member of the Training and Education Group, Greater Manchester Cancer Network
Member of the Our Moss Side and Hulme Health and Wellbeing Group
Board Member, Point of Care Testing in the Community, Health Care Sciences Research Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University

Editorships and Consultancies

Current:
Chief Operating Officer for the Greater Manchester Health Innovation and Education Cluster
Supporting the NW Leadership Development Programme for Public Health

Previous:
Developed and implemented the training strategy for the North West Healthy Weight for Children and Families
Co-ordinator, North West Teaching Public Health Network
Developing a research protocol and data analysis for the development of a competence framework for four regulatory authorities
Rapid Needs Assessment for Childhood Healthy Weight
Scoping of modules in leadership for public health

Impact

Chair, Qualifications Board, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
Chair, Accreditation Panel for the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, University of Hong Kong, June 2009
Member, Accreditation Panel for the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health at the University of Putra, Malaysia, February 2010

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

Wallace, C.A., Holyoak, L., Powell, S.C., Dykes, F.D. (In Press) "HACCP - the difficulty with hard analysis", Food Control

Wallace, C.A., Holyoak, L., Powell, S.C., Dykes, F.D. (2012) "Re-thinking the HACCP team: An investigation into HACCP team knowledge and decision-making for successful HACCP development", Food Research International, 47, 236-245

Cawood J.A., Dooris M., Powell S. 2010. "Healthy Universities: Shaping the Future" Perspectives in Public Health, vol.130 no.6, pp.259-260
issn: 1757-9147 doi: 10.1177/1757913910384055

Bibi M., Attwell R.W., Powell S., Fairhurst R.J. 2008. "The Use of NHS Direct by different ethnic and gender groups in an urban population" Reviews on Environmental Health, vol.23 no.3, pp.235-241
issn: 0048-7554

Powell S., Towers A., Milne P. 2008. "The public health view on closing the gap between public health and primary care" Family Practice, vol.25, pp.i17-i19
issn: 0263-2136 doi: 10.1093/fampra/cmn092

Wallace C.A., Powell S. 2008. "An introduction to food safety and HACCP law" New Food, vol.11 no.3, pp.64-70

Attwell R.W., Bibi M., Fairhurst R., Powell S. 2005. "Variation in usage of NHSD by age, gender and deprivation level" Journal of Environmental Health Research, vol.4 no.02, pp.63
issn: 1476-0932

Attwell R.W., Poullis D., Powell S. 2005. "The characterisation of waterborne disease outbreaks" Reviews on Environmental Health, vol.20 no.2, pp.141
issn: 0048-7554

Bibi M., Attwell R.W., Fairhurst R.J., Powell S. 2005. "Variation in the usage of NHS Direct by age, gender and deprivation level" Journal of Environmental Health Research, vol.4 no.2, pp.63-68

Poullis D., Attwell R.W., Powell S. 2005. "The Characterization of Waterborne-Disease Outbreaks" Reviews on Environmental Health, vol.20 no.2, pp.141-149
issn: 0048-7554

Wallace C.A., Powell S., Holyoak L. 2005. "Post-training assessment of HACCP Knowledge: its use as a predictor of effective HACCP development, implementation and maintenance in food manufacturing" British Food Journal, vol.107 no.10, pp.743-759
issn: 0007-070X doi: 10.1108/00070700510623522

Wallace C.A., Powell S., Holyoak L. 2005. "Development of Methods for Standardised HACCP Assessment" British Food Journal, vol.107 no.10, pp.723-742
issn: 0007-070X doi: 10.1108/00070700510623513

Attwell R.W., Poullis D., Powell S. 2002. "An evaluation of waterborne disease surveillance in the European Union" Reviews on Environmental Health, vol.17 no.2, pp.149
issn: 0048-7554

Poullis D., Attwell R.W., Powell S. 2002. "An Evaluation of Waterborne Disease Surveillance in the European Union" Reviews on Environmental Health, vol.17 no.2, pp.149-161
issn: 0048-7554

Conference Presentations

Holt, M. & Powell, S. (2013) "Workplace Health and Wellbeing in Small, Medium Sized Enterprises (SME). What do SMEs really want?", Research Institute for Health and Social Change 9th Annual Conference, Manchester, UK, 4-5 July

Powell, S. (2013) "Falls and Fire Service Referral Pilot", NW Fire and Rescue Service Partnership Conference, Manchester

Powell, S. (2011) "The development of a healthy university", University of Putra, Malaysia

Powell, S. (2010) "Developing Leadership and Governance for Healthy Universities", Leadership Foundation, London

Powell S. 2007. "The Public Health View on Closing the Gap between Public Health and Primary Care" at: Fifth Heelsum International Workshop, Heelsum, The Netherlands.

Poster Presentations

Powell, S., Duggan, K., Holt, M., Dooris, M. & Doherty, S. (2012) "Preventing and minimising gambling-related harm in higher education settings", Research Institute for Health and Social Change 8th Annual Conference, Manchester, UK, 2-3 July

Other Responsibilities

Chief Operating Officer, Greater Manchester Health Innovation and Education Cluster

Sue Powell

Research Centre

Health, Rehabilitation and Psychology

Department

Centre for Innovation & Knowledge Exchange
Birley Building
Birley Fields Campus
53 Bonsall Street
Manchester
M15 6GX

Tel: 0161 247 2283

Email: s.powell@mmu.ac.uk