Projects per year
I am a social scientist with keen interest on diet and health. Since working at the UEA, I have worked on several projects in health-related areas. My PhD award was for qualitative research on the psychological factors on fruit and vegetable consumption in young men (18-24). I like to explore new research methods and incorporate these with established qualitative and quantitative methods. I am a Graduate member of the British Psychological Society and the Health Psychology Division and a member of the Nutrition Society.
While looking after my children I changed career from catering to psychology and research. This gives me unique understanding of how to cook and what might stop people following a healthy diet. Since my undergraduate degree, I have worked for Social Services for ten years, managing a day centre for older people. Now, with my PhD, I have enjoyed a successful researching career at the UEA. I have worked on numerous projects on subjects including health literacy, obesity, rehabilitation, dehydration in older people. I am keen to gain funding to lead research following up ideas from my PhD.
Key Research Interests and Expertise
Diet, nutrition and health, qualitative research, mixed methods research and systematic reviews.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Kent
Award Date: 1 Jan 2014
Master of Research, Open University
Award Date: 1 Jan 2006
Research Associate, University of Liverpool1 Dec 2016 → 28 Feb 2018
- 2 Finished
2/06/16 → 1/12/16
Shakespeare, T. & Howard Wilsher, S.
20/02/15 → 14/07/15
Howard Wilsher, S. & Lindqvist, S., 10 Mar 2021
Research output: Non-textual form › Digital or Visual Products
Societal costs of chemotherapy in the UK: an incidence-based cost-of-illness model for early breast cancerParsekar, K., Wilsher, S. H., Sweeting, A., Patel, A. & Fordham, R., 11 Jan 2021, In: BMJ Open. 11, e039412.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile10 Downloads (Pure)
“That is an Awful Lot of Fruit and Veg to Be Eating”. Focus Group Study on Motivations for the Consumption of 5 a Day in British Young MenHoward Wilsher, S., Fearne, A. & Panagiotaki, G., 14 Aug 2019, In: Nutrients. 11, 8, 1893.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile2 Citations (Scopus)10 Downloads (Pure)
Howard Wilsher, S., Brainard, J., Loke, Y. & Salter, C., 20 Dec 2017, In: Research Involvement and Engagement. 3, 31.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile5 Citations (Scopus)12 Downloads (Pure)
Brainard, J., Howard Wilsher, S., Salter, C. & Loke, Y. K., 11 Jul 2016, In: BMC Health Services Research. 16, 246.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile13 Citations (Scopus)12 Downloads (Pure)