Portrait of Dr Michelle Bartholomew Dr Michelle Bartholomew

m.bartholomew@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473217


I am a Senior Lecturer in the Division of Health and Wellbeing, which is located within the School of Human and Health Sciences. I joined the University of Huddersfield in 1999 after completing an MSc in Health Education and Health Promotion at Leeds Metropolitan University. I had previously worked in Health promotion and community development.

Research and Scholarship

Experiences of:

  • Ageing
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Intergenerational relationships
  • Health and well-being
  • Religion/spirituality

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Wray, S. and Bartholomew, M. (2016) ‘Older International Migrant Women's Reflexive Engagement with ReligionInternational Journal of Aging and Society , 6 (3), pp. 35-49. ISSN 2160-1917


Wray, S. and Bartholomew, M. (2012) ‘Issues of insiderness and outsiderness in two qualitative research projects with older African Caribbean women in the UK’. In: Current Issues in Sociology: Work and Minorities. Athens, Greece: Athens Institute for Education and Research. pp. 141-154. ISBN 9789609549776

Bartholomew, M (2012) Health Experiences of Older African Caribbean Women Living in the UK Doctoral thesis, University of Huddersfield.


Wray, S. and Bartholomew, M. (2010) ‘Some reflections on outsider and insider identities in ethnic and migrant qualitative researchMigration Letters , 7 (1), pp. 7-16. ISSN 1741-8984


Wray, S. and Bartholomew, M. (2006) ‘Older African Caribbean women: the influence of migration on experiences of health and well-being in later lifeResearch Policy and Planning , 24 (2), pp. 103-119. ISSN 0264-519X


  • May 2007 – Winner of the Yorkshire Woman of Achievement Award in Education

Research Degree Supervision

  • Households, food and active lifestyle choices
  • Maternal experiences of pregnancy
  • Migration, ageing and wellbeing

Enterprise Activities

  • Aim Higher/ESF funded widening participation programme
    --- ‘make a difference because you’re worth it’ ---
    The aim of the 3 year programme (2004-2007), conducted in collaboration with individuals across the University and external organisations, was to offer young people from African-Caribbean and Shared Heritage communities an insight into University life. The programme was a success, with many of the participants deciding to apply for a place in Higher Education. One aim of the programme was to dispel any initial apprehension felt by the participants regarding their future education and career plans. The programme also raised the importance of the need for further similar programmes to offer young individuals from under-represented groups the opportunity to experience university life, so that informed educational decisions can be made.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Internal Moderator
  • Module Leader
  • Personal Tutor
  • Post-graduate Personal Tutor
  • Post-graduate Supervisor
  • School Academic Misconduct Officer

Teaching and Professional Activities

  • Academic Text Book Reviewer
  • Internal Moderator
  • Module Leader
  • Module Tutor
  • Personal Tutor
  • Post-graduate Supervisor