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Dr. Sarah-Anne Munoz is a Senior Research Fellow in Rural Health with the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI).  As a health geographer, she contributes to studies on the relationship between particular spaces/ places and individual/ community health and wellbeing.  She gained a PhD in Population Geography from the University of Dundee in 2007 (ESRC Studentship).  Sarah-Anne then joined UHI as a Post-doc; gaining experience of working on two large EU-funded projects including the Older People for Older People (O4O) project on social enterprise for older people’s services in rural areas.  Since 2009, Sarah-Anne has been involved as a Principle Investigator and Co-Investigator on several RCUK grants related to the interactions between health, wellbeing and place; including how outdoor environments can be used to promote health and the associations between community activities and well-being.  Her research involves working closely with community residents and public sector professionals as co-producers of research knowledge.  In 2011, she completed a visiting fellowship to the La Trobe University Rural Health School (Australia) where she undertook a pilot project with Australian academics to consider the health and wellbeing impacts of social enterprise activity – particularly in terms of how these can be captured and represented. 


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