Public Health Nutrition and Physical Activity

Topic overview

The promotion of a healthy diet and physical activity has been identified as a priority area within Public Health. There is a need for research to understand the role of behaviour and supportive environments to enhance health and wellbeing.

Members are involved in a wide range of projects which include:   

  • Public health nutrition
  • Obesity and healthy weight
  • Physical activity and health
  • Intervention design, delivery and evaluation
  • Innovative and participatory research methods
  • Education and training of health professionals

Applications for MRes, MPhil, PhD or Professional Doctorates are welcome in all of the above areas. For informal enquiries or further information please contact csnresearch@chester.ac.uk

Members

Torque, K., & Kennedy, L. (2015) Inequalities in dental health: An ecological analysis of the interaction between the effects of water fluoridation and social deprivation on tooth decay in children living in England. Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology. 7 (7), 206-216.

Beedie C, Mann S, Jimenez A, Kennedy L, Lane A, Domone S, Whyte G (2015) Death by Effectiveness: exercise as medicine caught in the efficacy trap! British J Sports Medicine (bmj) Feb 12 10.1136/bjsports- 2014-094389

Tocque K and Kennedy L (in press) Fluoridation and Inequalities in dental health in children living in the UK: an ecological analysis J. Epidemiology and Public Health (accepted April 2015)

Basu A, Kennedy L, Tocque K and Jones S (2014) Eating for 1, Healthy and Active for 2: feasibility of delivering novel compact training for midwives to build knowledge and confidence in giving nutrition advice during pregnancy. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth

Khan, M., Broadbent, K., Morris, M., Joseph, F & Ewins, D. (2014) System Accuracy Evaluation of the GlucoRx® Nexus Voice TD-4280 Blood Glucose Monitoring System. Disease Markers (in press).