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Research interests

My research interests lie in diet, physical activity and health, and the application of the behavioural and social sciences to health care and the delivery of care.

I graduated with an MSc in Applied Human Nutrition, before going on to receive a PhD in Medical Studies from the University of Exeter in 2018. My PhD was 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.

I am currently working on a project, funded by the Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis Research Versus Arthritis, which aims to develop a digital app for young adults at risk of developing post-traumatic osteoarthritis – a type of osteoarthritis affecting young people with a history of joint injury. This is part of a wider programme of research which is improving our understanding of the effects of sport, exercise and injury on the musculoskeletal health of athletes, recreational exercisers and patients.

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):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Health Science, University of Exeter


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