Manbinder Sidhu, PhD, is a research fellow working in health services research with a background in sociology. Dr Sidhu has a specific interest in understanding the health needs of minority-ethnic groups living in developed countries and people living with chronic diseases.
Manbinder specialises in:
- Interpreting health beliefs and practices
- Mixed methods and methodologies
- Patient and public involvement
Manbinder was born and raised in the West Midlands, and has a continuing relationship with the University of Birmingham. Having completing his bachelor’s degree, Manbinder went on to complete his PhD, funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) through the Collaborations for Leadership In Applied Health Care and Research- Birmingham and Black Country (CLAHRC-BBC) programme in the School of Health and Population Sciences, contributing to the field of health services research. On completion, Manbinder moved to Primary Care Clinical Sciences to further his research.
Currently, his main research projects are:
Patient self-management in primary care patients with COPD- a randonised controlled trial
Lighten Up Plus: a randomised controlled trial of a weight maintenance programme with SMS support
Photo Voice- a qualitative study exploring attitudes towards health and wellbeing across an ethnically diverse population
Manbinder continues to deliver lectures on the Masters in Public Health programme. He has delivered lectures on the following modules:
Sociology and Social Policy
Qualitative Research Methods
Manbinder also delivers small group teaching sessions (SGTs), Medicine and Surgery MBChB, University of Birmingham.
Sidhu MS, Gill P, Gale N, Marshall T, Jolly K, ‘A systematic review of lay-led group-based self-management interventions for minority-ethnic populations diagnosed with diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease in high income countries’. Journal of Health Services Research and Policy (under review)
Sidhu MS & Gale N, Chronic disease, self-management and systems of support. British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Annual Conference, York, UK, Spetember 2013.
Sidhu MS, Accessing self-care services through formal and informal systems of support. Health Services Research Network Symposium, Nottingham, UK, July 2013.
Sidhu MS, An analysis of current health beliefs towards chronic disease self-management and behavioural change interventions in a socio-economically deprived multi-ethnic population, 10th Annual Meeting of The Quality Improvement Research Network (QIRN), Karolinska Institutet, Medical Management Centre, Stockholm, Sweden, June 2012.
Sidhu MS & Duggal S, The methodological implications for South Asian researchers interviewing South Asian participants: A reflexive description, Using sociology to help prevent cardiovascular disease, University of Birmingham (in collaboration with National Institute of Health Research), Birmingham, UK, March 2012.