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Natalie is a Research Fellow in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Northumbria, and a member of Fuse (The Centre for Translational Research in Public Health). Her work lies at the intersection of sociology and public health, focusing in particular on the health experiences of marginalised groups, and the development and evaluation of service innovations to address inequalities in health and social care. Natalie is experienced in applying a range of research approaches to this area including narrative methodology, creative methods, systematic review, and realist evaluation and synthesis.

Using poststructuralist informed narrative inquiry, her PhD research explored the stories and preferred identities that health practitioners and Traveller Communities carry into interactions with one another, and the associated implications for communication.

Natalie teaches on the Masters of Public Health at Northumbria.

Twitter: @ForsterNatalie

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

BA (Hons), Professional Practice, Advice Guidance and Counselling, Northumbria University

PGCert, Public Health, Northumbria University

PhD, Sociology, University of Edinburgh


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