Dr Sharon Wheeler

Senior Lecturer in Public Health and Wellbeing

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Sharon joined Wrexham University in 2019, having previously worked at Edge Hill University as a Lecturer in Sport, Physical Activity and Health (2017-2019), York St John University as a Lecturer in Sport Education and Development (2014-2017) and the University of Chester as Visiting Lecturer in the Sociology of Sport (2011-2014). She was awarded her PhD from the University of Chester in 2013 having also completed her MSc in the Sociology of Sport and Exercise (2010) and BSc in Sport and Exercise Science (2009) at the same institution.

Sharon is particularly interested in ‘wicked problems’ in public health, such as inequalities, substance use and climate change. She draws primarily from sociology and psychology to understand the human mind and connections and how these help to explain health, mental health and wellbeing.