June Sampson

Job Title and Responsibilities

Senior Lecturer (Public Health)

Award Leader for the following courses;
Master of Public Health (MPH)
MSc. Physical Activity and Public Health

About Me

I was appointed as a full-time lecturer at Staffordshire University in 2003 and became a Senior Lecturer in 2006. As well as being the course leader for 2 Masters level programmes, I lead and contribute to modules on these and other postgraduate and undergraduate modules across the School of Social Work, Allied and Public Health and School of Nursing and Midwifery.  Throughout my time at Staffs, I have been involved with a number of research projects relating to physical activity and health for special population groups.


In Progress: PhD. Staffordshire University. Under the supervision of Dr Chris Gidlow.
2007: Master of Public Health (MPH) University of Wolverhampton.
2000: BSc. Hons (First Class) Exercise and Health Staffordshire University.

Professional Memberships

Royal Society for Public Health Member


  • Physical activity and health of the general adult population and special population groups including children, clinical populations and black and ethnic minority groups.

  • Evaluation of health enhancing interventions.

  • Health needs assessment.

Research Interests

My current research interest lies in the effect of different physical environments on physical activity participation, and associated benefits, for the general population of adults.

Selected Publications

SAMPSON, J. C., SUCKLING, S., WARDLE, S., FRASER, J. & JONES, K. (2015). Enhanced Needs Assessment of Frail and Elderly People in Stafford & Surrounds. Commissioned Report to Stafford and Surrounds Health and Wellbeing Group.

DAVEY, R.ET AL. (2008). Evaluation of the pilot primary prevention and lifestyle support – Bentilee and Humana projects.

DAVEY, R. C., SAMPSON, J. C. & SPARKS, D. A. (2004). The Obesity Epidemic: Environmental and Policy Issues. WFPHA 10th International Congress on Public Health. The UKPHA 12th Annual Public Health Forum. Brighton.

DUVAL, L., SAMPSON, J. & BOOTE, E. (2004). Perceptions of Local Women about Physical Exercise Provision in Shelton, Tunstall, Burslem and Longton. Commissioned Project Report to Sport England.

SAMPSON, J. C. (2004). A weighty crisis: Could your boss help? Briefing Notes to NHS Colleagues. July. Staffordshire University, Faculty of Health & Sciences.

SAMPSON, J. C., DUVAL, L., BOOTE, E. (2004). Factors Influencing Physical Activity Participation among Women of BME Groups in Stoke-on-Trent. The UKPHA 13th Annual Public Health Forum. Gateshead 2005.

SAMPSON, J. C. & IQBAL, H. H. (2006). Self-help Groups for South Asians with CHD. UKPHA 14th Annual Public Health Forum. Telford.

Current Teaching

Undergraduate Level 6:

  • Community Health Needs Assessment

  • Promoting Women’s Health

Postgraduate Level 7:

  • Public Health Principles and Practice

  • Physical Activity for Health and Disease Prevention

  • Physical Activity Interventions

  • Working with Communities for Health Improvement

  • Masters’ Research Project


June Sampson
School of Social Work, Allied and Public Health (Allied & Public Health Professions)
Faculty of Health Sciences
Staffordshire University
Blackheath Lane
ST18 0AD
t: +44 (0)1785 353695
e: j.c.sampson@staffs.ac.uk