Mr Nasrul Ismail

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  • Qualifications:MSc Public Health (Distinction, WEngland); LLB (Honours, Bristol)
  • Position:ESRC PhD Researcher in Public Health
  • Department:HAS - Health and Social Sciences
  • Telephone:+4411732 82157
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About me

I am a social scientist with research interests in the fields of global public health, political economy, criminology and law. My current research investigates the impact of macroeconomic austerity on prison health in England. It is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

To date, I have published more than 30 papers in leading academic journals, including the Journal of Public Health, Journal of Medical Ethics, Public Health, Global Public Health and Perspectives in Public Health.

I also teach MSc Public Health and BA Criminology at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB) at the University of Bristol.

I read law and public health at the University of Bristol and UWE Bristol, respectively. Prior to my academic career, I was a Public Health Commissioner for various public-sector organisations (with a total budget of £25.3m) for nearly a decade.

I am often invited to collaborate on research projects relating to my areas of research interest and to speak at conferences in both Europe and the United Kingdom. I welcome potential collaborations and can be contacted at

Area of expertise

Prison health, political economy, neoliberalism, austerity, qualitative research


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