Ross Watkins

Ross Watkins


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Academic Background

Ross has a research interest in how diet, physical activity, and other lifestyle factors and influences impact health and wellbeing. In particular, he is interested in the application of the behavioural and social sciences to health care and the delivery of care to complement or forestall the need for pharmacological or surgical intervention. His research has been primarily focussed on developing weight management interventions to support people living with overweight and obesity. He has been involved in the NIHR PGfAR-funded 'ImPROving GROUP treatment for people with severe obesity' (PROGROUP) study and the PROMISE CARE study, which aims to improve the long-term care of patients who have had bariatric surgery. Most recently, Ross has begun a UEA/NWICB fellowship to develop a proposal aimed at improving the weight managment support available to patients in primary care.

Ross completed his PhD at the University of Exeter in 2018, which focused on the role of mealtimes in structuring the health, wellbeing, and quality of life of older adults living in care – where malnutrition is a perennial issue. Prior to starting his PhD, Ross completed an MSc in Applied Human Nutrition at Oxford Brookes University.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Exeter

Award Date: 20 Aug 2018

Master in Science, Oxford Brookes University

Award Date: 3 Dec 2014