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Dr Sara Morgan

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Health inequalities
  • Violence Prevention
  • Social Epidemiology

More research

Accepting applications from PhD students.


Address: Southampton General Hospital, Tremona Road Shirley, SO16 6YD (View in Google Maps)

How to update your personal details

Profile photo 
Upload your profile photo in Subscribe (opens in a new tab). Your profile photo in Pure is not linked to your public staff profile. Choose a clear, recent headshot where you are easily recognisable. Your image should be at least 340 by 395 pixels. 

To change your name or prefix title contact Ask HR (opens in new tab)  If you want to update an academic title you'll need to provide evidence e.g. a PhD certificate. The way your name is displayed is automatic and cannot be changed. You can also update your post-nominal letters in Subscribe (opens in a new tab).

Job title 
Raise a request through ServiceNow (opens in a new tab) to change your job title (40 characters maximum) unless you're on the ERE career pathway. If you're on the ERE path you can not change your main job title, but you can request other minor updates through Ask HR (opens in new tab). If you have more than one post only your main job title will display here, but you can add further posts or roles in other sections of your profile.

Research interests (for researchers only) 
Add up to 5 research interests. The first 3 will appear in your staff profile next to your name. The full list will appear on your research page. Keep these brief and focus on the keywords people may use when searching for your work. Use a different line for each one.

In Pure (opens in a new tab), select ‘Edit profile’. Under the heading 'Curriculum and research description', select 'Add profile information'. In the dropdown menu, select 'Research interests: use separate lines'.

Contact details 
Add or update your email address, telephone number and postal address in Subscribe (opens in a new tab). Use your University email address for your primary email. 

You can link to your Google Scholar, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts through Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’.  In the 'Links' section, use the 'Add link' button. 

Create or connect your ORCID ID in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’ and then 'Create or Connect your ORCID ID'.

Accepting PhD applicants (for researchers only) 
Choose to show whether you’re currently accepting PhD applicants or not in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’. In the 'Portal details' section, select 'Yes' or 'No' to indicate your choice. 


Dr Sara A Morgan (née Afshar) is an Associate Professor in Public Health based within the School of Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton.

Her work is guided by a desire to understand ways to improve the causes and consequences of health inequalities during childhood and early adulthood. To this end, she undertakes both qualitative and quantitative research across the UK and internationally, in order to address health inequalities and tackle the wider determinants of offending amongst those affected by violence and crime. To date she has earned over £3 million in research grants from a variety of different sources, including the National Institute for Health Research, the Economic and Social Research Council, Public Health England and Home Office.

She teaches undergraduates and postgraduates within the Faculty of Medicine, including on the Masters in Public Health and in Medicine (BM5/BM4 undergraduates). Her teaching expertise is in qualitative methodology, mixed methods, global health, evaluations of complex interventions and in violence prevention. She is also a PhD and DM supervisor and a PAT tutor for the Faculty. 

Sara trained in biomedical sciences, followed by global health and development at UCL. This led to work as a programme manager for a donor-funded programme at the National Cancer Institute in Sri Lanka and as a health advisor for an international charity. She completed her doctoral studies in epidemiology and international public health at the University of Southampton, undertaking qualitative fieldwork in Ghana. She also had research consultancies with the World Health Organisation in Geneva and Cairo, and held responsibilities as a trustee for a local charity.

In 2020 Sara was awarded Best Early Career Researcher in Public Health by the National Institute of Health Research and Public Health England.

How to update your 'about' section

You can update this in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’. Under the heading and then ‘Curriculum and research description’, select ‘Add profile information’. In the dropdown menu, select - ‘About’.

Write about yourself in the third person. Aim for 100 to 150 words covering the main points about who you are and what you currently do. Clear, simple language is best. You can include specialist or technical terms.

You’ll be able to add details about your research, publications, career and academic history to other sections of your staff profile.

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