Tim Elwell-Sutton Assistant Director of Strategic Partnerships

Healthy Lives team

Tim Elwell-Sutton joined the Health Foundation in June 2018 as Assistant Director of Strategic Partnerships in the Healthy Lives team, working to address the social determinants of health.

Before joining the Health Foundation, Tim worked as Assistant Director and Consultant in Public Health in Thurrock Council where he commissioned a range of health improvement services and worked to strengthen prevention in children’s social care.

He has worked to improve the public's health in a range of public sector organisations in the UK including local authorities, Public Health England, and the Department for International Development. He also has experience of working with charities in Hong Kong and Nepal, where he worked on infectious disease control programmes.

He has an MA in Human Sciences from Oxford, an MPhil in Medical Anthropology from Oxford, and a PhD in Public Health from the University of Hong Kong.

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Interests and memberships

  • His research interests include health inequalities, access to care, homelessness and non-communicable diseases.
  • Tim is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health and an Honorary Lecturer in Public Health at the University of East Anglia.


  • Elwell-Sutton TM, Folb N, Clark A, Fairall L, Lund C, Bachmann M: Socioeconomic position and depression in South African adults with long term health conditions: a longitudinal study of causal pathways. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences. Aug 2017, 1 - 11.
  • Elwell-Sutton TM, Fok J, Albanese F, Mathie H, Holland R: Factors associated with access to care and healthcare utilisation in the homeless population of England. Journal of Public Health. 2016, 38(3).
  • Elwell-Sutton TM, Jiang CQ, Zhang WS, Cheng KK, Lam TH, Leung GM, Schooling CM: Inequality and inequity in access to health care and treatment for chronic conditions in China: The Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study. Health Policy and Planning. 2012
  • Elwell-Sutton TM, Jiang CQ et al: Socioeconomic influences at different life stages on health in Guangzhou, China. Social Science & Medicine 2011, 72(11):1884-1892

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