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Sarah Stewart-Brown

Chair of Public Health, University of Warwick

Sarah Stewart-Brown is a Professor of Public Health at Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, one of the United Kingdom’s leading academic institutions. Her research interests focus on two new areas of public health practice: public mental health and child public health. Her most recent contributions lie in the development and validation of measures of mental wellbeing for public health use. Her research relating to parenting has played a key role in the development of policy relating to parenting support in the UK. Sarah has recently chaired Public Health England’s Expert Advisory Group on Mental Health and Wellbeing, vice-chaired Public Health England’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Corporate Board, sat on the Public Health England Corporate Board on Reducing Disease and Disability and the Ministerial Advisory Committee implementing the English Strategy No Health without Mental Health. She has advised Scottish and Welsh as well as English Governments on public mental health in a variety of contexts. She is chair of the UK Faculty of Public Health’s Mental Health Committee. Prior to starting her academic career she worked in the UK NHS both in paediatrics and in public health so she brings a wealth of practical experience as well as expertise in research and teaching. Sarah has published extensively with over 200 peer review journal publications, books, book chapters and reports. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree from Bristol University and is a fellow of the UK Faculty of Public Health, Royal College of Physicians of London, and the UK Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.


  • –present
    Chair of Public Health, University of Warwick