Dr Bob Snape
Bob Snape is Reader in Leisure and Sport at the University of Bolton.
His research interests embrace leisure and well being, policy and public engagement. His current research includes a study of the inter-relationships of leisure, well being and health in inter-war Britain.
He has also undertaken several evaluations of health-based interventions which have included the Blackburn with Darwen Health Living Citizens Jury on Alcohol, Bolton School Meals Service Healthy Meals and the Health Foundation Shared Leadership Scheme.
Dr Abhay Vaidya
Dr Abhay Vaidya was born in Goa and he attained his primary medical education (MBBS), University of Bombay from the Goa Medical College, the oldest medical school in Asia. He stood second in the University of Bombay during his Diploma in Anaesthesia (DA) examination. His research thesis titled ‘Chances of Cross Infection Through Anaesthesia Breathing Circuits’ was accepted for Doctor of Medicine (MD – Anaesthesiology) postgraduate qualifications which he successfully achieved from the same University whilst working in the world renowned Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. Dr Vaidya later spent a year working towards Certificate (Fellowship) in Cardiovascular and Neuroanaesthesia before immigrating to the UK to fulfil his dream of achieving Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FRCA). During his training in the UK, he was also awarded the Diploma in Anaesthetics by the Royal College of Anaesthetists. [ Full Profile
Prof. John Haworth
John T. Haworth has a Bsc (hons) in Biological Sciences, a Ph.D in Psychology and a Masters degree in Fine Art. He is currently a Visiting Professor in Well-Being at the University of Bolton, Bolton, UK. Formerly at Manchester Metropolitan University and The Victoria University of Manchester, he has been Visiting Professor at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia; and Visiting Research Scientist at the Center for Consciousness Studies, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA. His two overlapping areas of research together constitute a focus on ‘Consciousness, Creativity and Well-being’. He has published extensively on Work, Leisure and Well-Being; and is a founder member of the Leisure Studies Association. [ Full Profile
Prof Satyan Rajbhandari
MBBS (India), MD (Sheffield), FRCP (London), FRCP (Edin) Consultant Physician, Lancashire Teaching Hospital Hon Clinical Professor, University of Central Lancashire
Professor Satyan Rajbhandari, a native of Nepal, won a scholarship to study MBBS in India and went back after graduation. He came to the UK in 1991 and did his research in the University of Sheffield on complications of diabetes. After that he was appointed as a Consultant Diabetologist in Lancashire Teaching Hospitals in 2001, where he leads Diabetes Research Unit. He has been active in education and research in the field of diabetes and has published many papers. He supervises post-graduate research students in the University of Central Lancashire. In addition he is also active in various charity works and regularly conducts diabetes clinic and health camps in different part of the UK for South Asian communities. He is also the General Secretary of Health Exchange Nepal (UK), which is a charity promoting health care professional training in Nepal.
Prof. Romesh Gupta
Professor Romesh Gupta has worked with the University of Bolton for many years and was a Founder Director of the Multi Cultural Studies Centre. He has undertaken several research projects evaluating the effectiveness of recently introduced health policies. He planned, prepared and delivered a residential course on Management and Professional Development for senior Specialist Registrars of the Mersey Deanery. When appraisal for doctors was introduced, he delivered appropriate training throughout the North-west. Professor Gupta has co-authored 3 books, edited books on the health of ethnic minorities and has over 50 publications. [ Full Profile
The Centre for Research for Health and Wellbeing has an Advisory Board comprising Dr John Dean, Medical Director of NHS Bolton; Abdul Mulla, CEO of Blackburn with Darwen Healthy Living; Dr Margaret Boneham, Dean of Social Sciences; Professor Elias Siores, Director of the Institute for Materials Research and Innovation. We are currently in the process of seeking out additional Advisory Board Members from the voluntary sector, and local government.
Associate Membership of the Centre for Research for Health and Wellbeing
The Centre for Research for Health and Wellbeing welcomes associate members who work in a range professional arenas where there is a need for high quality and robust research evidence to support the development of best practice and effective interventions around health and wellbeing. We also work in partnership with other colleagues within the University to bring inter-disciplinary insights into the work that we do.