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Personal profile

Biography

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.

Career

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.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Kent

Award Date: 1 Jan 2014

Master of Research, Open University

Award Date: 1 Jan 2006

External positions

Research Associate, University of Liverpool

1 Dec 201628 Feb 2018

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