Elizabeth McHugh
Research Fellow



Elizabeth McHugh is a research fellow within the Public Health and Society Group of the Department of Health Sciences. Prior to moving to York, she worked in scientific evaluation, regulation and policy development for Health Canada, the Government of Canada federal department responsible for population health promotion and protection. She has also worked providing frontline care and support services for individuals with disabilities. Elizabeth is currently working on identifying the experiences and needs of informal caregivers to people with motor neurone disease through qualitative evidence synthesis. 


  • BSc Biology, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • MSc Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, University of Guelph
  • MPH Public Health, University of York



Elizabeth’s general research interests include the development, implementation and evaluation of policies and guidelines for health promotion, risk reduction and improved health services. 


Identifying the experiences and needs of informal caregivers to people living with motor neurone disease. Marie Curie/Motor Neurone Disease Association. Principal investigator: Dr Kate Flemming, University of York. 2018 – 2019 

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Elizabeth McHugh
Research Fellow