Research at Leeds Beckett
Dr Simon Rowlands
About Dr Simon Rowlands
Currently working as a Senior Lecturer in Health Promotion and Public Health at Leeds Beckett University having spent the previous 15 years as a practising Health Promotion Specialist working for the NHS in Bradford and Airedale. Much of his work in practice covered the areas of physical activity and nutrition for health improvement, working in partnership with health services, local authorities and third sector organisations.
During this time Simon also applied his health promotion knowledge and skills more generically in overseas water and sanitation, lane mine awareness and refugee camp health projects, predominantly in the Balkans and Eastern Europe.
For his PhD Simon critically examined men's use of weight management services and take a keen interest in men's health and gender more generally as a determinant of health.
Simon teaches on the MSc in Health Promotion and Public Health in various formats, leading on Foundational and Health Policy modules. This is delivered onsite at Leeds Beckett as well as online and in various African countries. He also teaches sociology and social science related content on various undergraduate courses including nutritional and dietetics, nursing and environmental health.
Simon is interested in men's health and is currently writing up several papers from my PhD. He has also been involved recently in an ongoing project that looks at the way men approach and cope with the demands of fatherhood.