Diet and Obesity Research

Lead Research Organisation: MRC Human Nutrition Research Group

Abstract

Our research aims to tackle obesity and related diseases through better diets.
Obesity is a major public health problem. Today 1 in 4 adults are obese and 1 in 3 children are overweight. Obesity is an important risk factor for Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some cancers. Tackling obesity is a key government health priority.
We study the causes of obesity by analyzing data from national surveys and cohort studies, looking especially at overall dietary patterns, rather than individual nutrients or foods. Then we test the effect of specific changes in people’s eating habits on their weight and health, especially the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease. This research is showing that losing even small amounts of weight may be more effective to improve overall health than other specific dietary changes.
We are now focusing on new approaches to help people change their behavior to prevent weight gain. We are also looking at the effectiveness of programmes to help people lose weight in the community, so doctors and patients can make informed choices about their care. We work closely with the Department of Health and we are members of relevant working groups and Committees, such as NICE, to provide support to policy makers, health practitioners and others to improve the health of the nation.

Technical Summary

This research aims to reduce the escalating burden of obesity and hence related diseases by an improved understanding of the role of dietary factors in the prevention and treatment of obesity and the translation of this evidence into policy and practice.
Obesity is a major public health problem. National surveys show that the prevalence has trebled in 30 years and today 1 in 4 adults are obese and 1 in 3 children are overweight. Through its links to ill-health, obesity places a substantial burden on individuals, the NHS and the wider economy through lost productivity. Tackling obesity is a key government health priority.
Our research falls into three complementary areas:
a) Observational studies – To understand the link between specific dietary factors and the control of body weight and related metabolic risk, principally through the analysis of data from prospective cohorts based on empirical dietary patterns. Food purchasing is an important modifiable behavior and we are also analyzing the nutritional content of household food purchases and the influence of promotional activities to identify interventions to prompt healthier food purchases.
b) Intervention studies – This includes a series of novel behavioural interventions to influence both individual consumption and food purchasing habits as well as more classical, controlled dietary intervention studies to test the impact of specific food/nutrient manipulations. Through a series of more pragmatic, community-based RCTs we are exploring how to deliver dietary interventions for the treatment of obesity in primary care. This includes testing the effectiveness of brief interventions by healthcare professionals, using web-based behavioural counselling and referral to commercial providers, with parallel studies to examine cost effectiveness and, using qualitative research methods, to explore the experiences of health professionals and participants.

c) Evidence synthesis and translation – Independent and authoritative evidence synthesis is crucial to present evidence on the prevention and treatment of obesity to decision makers. We are conducting a series of systematic reviews of the literature relating to diet and obesity in areas of particular policy interest and to put our own research into a wider context.
Through formal links with the Department of Health and participation in scientific advisory committees, we translate research findings to policy makers, health practitioners, industry and others to inform public health policy and practice.
This research is linked to work in the Behaviour and Health Research Unit (BHRU) and the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) and part of the Cambridge Institute for Public Health (CIPH).

Organisations

Publications

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Ahern AL (2016) Inequalities in the uptake of weight management interventions in a pragmatic trial: an observational study in primary care. in The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners

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Allen JT (2015) Experiences of a commercial weight-loss programme after primary care referral: a qualitative study. in The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners

 
Description Additional routine analysis of plasma phospholipid fatty acids added to the tender for the Department of Health National Diet and Nutrition Survey following reporting of the results of the FSA (DoH)-funded FISH study N05065 (FS234018)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description BBSRC DRINC Review Group
Geographic Reach UK 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Review of funding arrangements for research with the food industry and development of recommendations for future support.
 
Description Chair NICE Committee: Preventing excess weight gain (NG7)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Chair of DH Responsibility Deal
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL http://www.responsibilitydeal.dh.gov.uk
 
Description Chair, Cross-Government Expert Advisory Group on Obesity
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Strategic and technical guidance on development and evaluation of UK Government obesity strategy
 
Description Chair, NICE PDG community-wide approaches to prevent obesity at a local level
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Development of NICE guidance for Local Areas to develop tpublic health strategies to prevent obesity
 
Description Change4Life Board
Geographic Reach UK 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Change4Life is a social marketing programme to promote helathier lifestyles, led by Government but also involving private sector and NGO partners. The C4L Board guides the development of the programme which has had significant national impact - see DH evaluation report C4L One year on.
 
Description Change4Life Workshops for development of behavioural messaging
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Improved information to consumers
 
Description Citation in British Heart Foundation report on Portion Size that outlines recommendations for government policy and industry practice.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
 
Description Citation in systematic review and meta-analyses PMID: 22142965
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
URL http://europepmc.org/abstract/MED/22142965
 
Description Coalition for Better Health
Geographic Reach UK 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guidance committee
Impact The coalition for better health informs policy makers to impact on public health policy
 
Description Consultation Response EFSA appetite
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Response to draft guidance on scientific requirements for health claims related to appetite ratings, weight management and blood glucose concentrations for inclusion in future European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) guidance.
 
Description Consultation on front of pack nutrition labelling
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description DEFRA Consultation on Bread and Flour Regulations
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description DH Tier 2 weight management commissioning guidance
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guidance committee
Impact Chair Committee to review evidence on weight management interventions for children and adults and developed guidance for commissioners to improve provision of weight management services in the community
 
Description Department of Health Obesity Review Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guidance committee
 
Description Department of Health Responsibility Deal Food Network
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guidance committee
Impact Chair of Department of Responsibility Deal Health Food Network Achieved voluntary agreements with industry to cut salt, fat, sugar and calories in food and to increase fruit and vegetables. Widespread adoption of front of pack nutritional labelling scheme Introduction of calorie labelling on menus in QSR, sandwich and coffee shops Positioned MRC at the interface of science and policy with key industry partners. Enhanced interactions with SoS for Health and Public health Minister
 
Description Department of Health science advisor on obesity
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact This is a key advisory role providing detailed scientific advice to DH to guide policy development and delivery, including direct briefings for Secretary of State for Health and other DH Ministers.
 
Description FSA Consultation on calorie labelling in catering outlets
Geographic Reach UK 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Response to FSA consultation on the development of a voluntary scheme to provide consistent calorie labelling at point of choice.
 
Description FSA Consultation response on lower-fat product promotion
Geographic Reach UK 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Contribution to FSA recommendations on the promotion of lower-fat products including dairy products, fat and saturated fat reductions for meat products, and portion size availability for savoury snacks.
 
Description FSA Nutrient Profiling Group
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guidance committee
Impact Guidelines for Ofcom on definition of healthier foods for purposes of restrictions on marketing less healthy foods to children
 
Description FSA Review on fish consumption
Geographic Reach UK 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Improvements in integrated advice to consumers on fish consumption
 
Description Foresight: Tackling Obesities
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Report produced by Government Office for Science which directly informed two successive government obesity strategies: Healthy Weight, Healthy Lives, Healthy Weight, Healthy People
 
Description German Competence Network on Obesity
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description HTA Membership
Geographic Reach UK 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guidance committee
Impact Committee member of HTA Programme's Obesity Themed Call Board
 
Description Health Select Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Extensively quoted in Select Committee Report
 
Description Hospital Food Review
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Development of a toolkit with guidance to deliver better food fro staffa nd visitors in hospitals New requirement that hospitals should have a food and drink strategy as part of the NHS Operating Contract
 
Description Invited lecture and round table discussion with Department of Health, Canberra, Australia
Geographic Reach Australia 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact Consideration given to possibility of implementing new schemes to offer behavioural weight management interventions as central part of new chronic disease management pathway
 
Description Invited lecture and round table discussion with Department of Health, Canberra, Australia
Geographic Reach Australia 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact Consideration given to possibility of implementing new schemes to offer behavioural weight management interventions as central part of new chronic disease management pathway
 
Description Lords Science and Technology Committee Inquiry on Behaviour Change
Geographic Reach UK 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Provided background evidence on obesity to inform deliberations of the members of the Committe
 
Description NICE Consultation response on the NICE Public Health Programme Guidance - Cardiovascular Disease
Geographic Reach UK 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Training and education for health professionals
 
Description NICE Consultation response on the NICE Weight Management In Pregnancy
Geographic Reach UK 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Traniing and education of health professionals
 
Description NICE Diabetes Prevention Consultation
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description NICE Guidance:Obesity - working with local communities
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guidance committee
Impact Chair of Guideline development group producing report for local authorities to assist in development of comprehensive system-wide obesity strategies and inform more effective commissioning of services
 
Description NICE Public Health Advisory Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Revision of guidance to LAs on provision of needle and syringe programmes. Development of needle and syringe exchange programmes for young people and people who use performance and imaging enhancing drugs. Re
 
Description NICE guidance on maintaining a healthy weight
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact XXX
 
Description NICE guidance on weight management after pregnancy
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Contribution to NICE public health programme recommendations
 
Description NICE pre-diabetes PDG
Geographic Reach UK 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Oral evidence supported by written testimony to inform the NICE PDG report
 
Guideline Title Overweight and obese adults - lifestyle weight management
Description NICE review of behavioural weight management services
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in clinical guidelines
Impact Review informed new guidance document currently out for consultation. identifies effective and ineffective interventions for Tier 2 weight management services and will thus inform more effective commissioning
 
Description National Diabetes Prevention Programme Advisory Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Development of a national scheme for prevention of diabetes
 
Description Next Steps for Healthy Start
Geographic Reach UK 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Response given to inform on opinion of how frozen fruit and vegetables should be allowed to be purchased with Healthy Start Vouchers and on minimising voucher misuse
 
Description Nutrition Education Review Group (NERG)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional - UK Only 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Nutritionist & Senior Investigator Scientists from HNR sit on the Nutrition Education Review Group at the University of Cambridge, and have secured nutrition training sessions in the permanent curriculum of medical student training in public health at Cambridge University, which has been approved by the Clinical Medical School and therefore now eligable to CIF funding.
 
Description Oral evidence to Health Select Committee on Childhood Obesity Plan
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Oral evidence to Health and Social Care Committee on opportunities for policy in forthcoming Childhood Obesity Plan - many of which were adopted into the report.
URL https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/health-and-social-care-c...
 
Description Public Health England Obesity Review Board
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Public health England Obesity Priority Programme Board
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Rapporteur, EFSA Nutrition & Health Claims
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guidance committee
Impact Improved information for consumers
 
Description SACN Consultation on early nutrition and chronic disease
Geographic Reach UK 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Response to the SACN SMCN consultation on 'the influence of maternal, fetal and child nutrition on the development of chronic disease in later life' Draft Report
 
Description SACN Consultation on energy requirements
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description School Food Review
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Presented evidence to inform development of food based standards for school food which have been agreed by SoS Education as the basis for mandatory standards (pending public consultation). Currently overseeing pilot testing of standards in schools
 
Description School Food Review Panel
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Development and testing of new food-based standards for school food
 
Description School Food Trust Early Years Review panel
Geographic Reach UK 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guidance committee
Impact Recommendations have been made to Ministers for guidance on nutritional standards for food in Early years settings.
 
Description WHO Consultation on Population based strategies for Childhood Obesity
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Contributed to developing WHO Guidance to tackle Childhood obesity
 
Description WHO Review of nutrition research priorities in relation to NCD's
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Review of WHO Paper on Research Priorities - A Prioritized Global Nutrition Research Agenda for Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases with a special emphasis on obesity
 
Description A randomised controlled trial to compare teh clinical effectivensss of referring patients to the Cambridge Wight Plan compared with usual care for weight management: DROPLET
Amount £740,000 (GBP)
Organisation Cambridge Weight Plan 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2015 
End 12/2017
 
Description ASO Bursary - XI Int Congress on Obesity/ASO - Association for Study of Obesity
Amount £200 (GBP)
Organisation Association for Study of Obesity 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2010 
End 05/2010
 
Description BUPA Treasury Grant
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation BUPA 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2013 
End 12/2014
 
Description Behaviour Health and Research Unit
Amount £42,899 (GBP)
Organisation University of Cambridge 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2011 
End 12/2015
 
Description Cambridge India Partnership Fund
Amount £2,500 (GBP)
Organisation University of Cambridge 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2011 
End 08/2011
 
Description Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire Local Obesity Groups, Project grant - Workplace obesity interventions
Amount £12,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Cambridge 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2009 
End 12/2009
 
Description DEFRA LINK - B Arvensis
Amount £20,625 (GBP)
Funding ID LK0996 
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2007 
End 12/2011
 
Description DH Science Advisor on Obesity
Amount £104,000 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2009 
End 09/2013
 
Description FSA, Project grant (NO5) - FISH
Amount £923,260 (GBP)
Organisation Food Standards Agency (FSA) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2006 
End 12/2011
 
Description Funding for collection and analysis of blood samples
Amount £186,000 (GBP)
Organisation Weight Watchers International 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2013 
End 09/2015
 
Description Juice Plus+ Nutrition and Vascular Function Trial Grant
Amount £178,000 (GBP)
Organisation Juice Plus 
Sector Private
Country Global
Start 04/2013 
End 12/2014
 
Description MRC Population Health Sciences Research Network (PHSRN) - BAMMOS
Amount £86,226 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2008 
End 12/2009
 
Description NICE PDG Chair
Amount £4,000 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2010 
End 12/2012
 
Description NICE Review
Amount £69,998 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2012 
End 03/2013
 
Description NIHR HTA
Amount £168,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 09/127/07 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Department Health Technology Assessment Programme (HTA)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2011 
End 01/2013
 
Description NSPCR
Amount £48,654 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Department School for Primary Care Research
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2011 
End 01/2013
 
Description National Prevention Research Initiative Phase 4 (BWeL)
Amount £16,815 (GBP)
Organisation University of Oxford 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2012 
End 09/2015
 
Description National Prevention Research Initiative Phase 4 (WRAP)
Amount £897,534 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/J000493/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2012 
End 03/2016
 
Description Philip Wilson Seedcorn Fund
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation BUPA 
Department BUPA Foundation
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2013 
End 09/2014
 
Description WCRF Project grant - ALSPAC Diet and fat mass in adolescents
Amount £93,863 (GBP)
Funding ID 2008/31 
Organisation World Cancer Research Fund 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Global
Start 04/2009 
End 08/2011
 
Description ALSPAC Diet and obesity analyses 
Organisation University of Bristol
Department School of Social and Community Medicine
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Nutritional epidemiology, public health nutrition, statistical analyses
Collaborator Contribution Pregnancy cohort data, food diary coding and derived variables
Impact Conference proceedings and presentations Letter to editor (PMID 20881061) Final Report to funder Three invited lectures Publications: 22868831, 23804590
Start Year 2009
 
Description B Arvensis 
Organisation Croda International
Department Croda Chemicals Europe Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Nutrition science expertise
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in agriculture and fatty acid composition of cropsChemical analysis of oil and production for commercial use. Achieving food approval certificationGrew crops, optimised conditions for scaling up to agronomic crop use
Impact Advice to agronomists Multidisciplinary- Agronomists (academic and industrial), Specialist chemical manufacturer. Contribution to final report to funding body Publications (PMID): 23102888
Start Year 2007
 
Description B Arvensis 
Organisation National Institute of Agronomy and Botany (NIAB)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Nutrition science expertise
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in agriculture and fatty acid composition of cropsChemical analysis of oil and production for commercial use. Achieving food approval certificationGrew crops, optimised conditions for scaling up to agronomic crop use
Impact Advice to agronomists Multidisciplinary- Agronomists (academic and industrial), Specialist chemical manufacturer. Contribution to final report to funding body Publications (PMID): 23102888
Start Year 2007
 
Description B Arvensis 
Organisation Technology Crops International Ltd
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Nutrition science expertise
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in agriculture and fatty acid composition of cropsChemical analysis of oil and production for commercial use. Achieving food approval certificationGrew crops, optimised conditions for scaling up to agronomic crop use
Impact Advice to agronomists Multidisciplinary- Agronomists (academic and industrial), Specialist chemical manufacturer. Contribution to final report to funding body Publications (PMID): 23102888
Start Year 2007
 
Description BAMMOS - Bias Adjustment Meta-analysis Method for Observational Studies 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department MRC Biostatistics Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Expertise in epidemiology and physical activity Project coordination, including workshop delivery
Collaborator Contribution Statistical expertiseExpertise in physical activity, epidemiology
Impact PHSRN Workshop on adjusting for bias in meta analyses. Publications 21383837, 21255448, 20604868, 21186183
Start Year 2008
 
Description BAMMOS - Bias Adjustment Meta-analysis Method for Observational Studies 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department MRC Epidemiology Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Multiple 
PI Contribution Expertise in epidemiology and physical activity Project coordination, including workshop delivery
Collaborator Contribution Statistical expertiseExpertise in physical activity, epidemiology
Impact PHSRN Workshop on adjusting for bias in meta analyses. Publications 21383837, 21255448, 20604868, 21186183
Start Year 2008
 
Description Behaviour and Health Research Unit 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in Nutrition and Eating Behaviour.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in other disciplines including Health Psychology, Neuroscience, Health Economics, Sociology, Epidemiology, Physical Activity, Systematic Reviews.
Impact Publications in Peer Reviewed Journals: 24086440, 23849275 Development of an Online Supermarket Platform for the evaluation of interventions to change food purchasing behaviour. Food Taxes and Subsidies - Provided feedback on how to classify diet and health outcomes of relevance to food taxes and subsidies. Manuscript submitted to British Medical Journal, March 2013; Food taxes and subsidies: Does cumulative evidence support their use?
Start Year 2011
 
Description Boots Review 
Organisation Alliance Boots
Country Switzerland 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Review of company policies on nutrition
Impact Comments incorporated into companies nutrition branding policy
Start Year 2010
 
Description CHASE - Child Heart and Health Study in England 
Organisation St George's University of London
Department Division of Population Health Sciences and Education
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Nutrition epidemiology
Collaborator Contribution Study design, data collection
Impact PMID: 23939542
Start Year 2012
 
Description Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Member of the CEDAR Management Group. Attended seminars, collaborated with CEDAR researchers, supervision of CEDAR students.
Collaborator Contribution Financial resources and space.
Impact None as yet
Start Year 2009
 
Description Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) 
Organisation University of East Anglia
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Member of the CEDAR Management Group. Attended seminars, collaborated with CEDAR researchers, supervision of CEDAR students.
Collaborator Contribution Financial resources and space.
Impact None as yet
Start Year 2009
 
Description Chair, Public Health Responsibility Deal Food Network 
Organisation Department of Health (DH)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Scientific Advisor on public health issues
Collaborator Contribution Attended high level meetings at the Department of Health, consulted with ministers, given talks on behalf of Department of Health
Impact Development of series of voluntary agreements to reduce salt, fat and sugar in food, remove artificial trans fats, label calories on menus in out of home settings and colour coded nutritional labelling on front of pack
Start Year 2010
 
Description Children's fat centiles 
Organisation London Metropolitan University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Nutrition science expertise
Collaborator Contribution Contact with schoolsProvision of equipment
Impact Publication 16570089
 
Description Children's fat centiles 
Organisation Tanita Ltd
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Nutrition science expertise
Collaborator Contribution Contact with schoolsProvision of equipment
Impact Publication 16570089
 
Description Coca Cola Consultancy 
Organisation The Coca-Cola Company
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Member of European Science Advisory Committee
Impact Input into companies nutrition consultations
Start Year 2010
 
Description Coleraine cohort study follow-up 
Organisation Ulster University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Nutrition science and obesity expertise
Collaborator Contribution Coordination of Northern Irish study centre
Impact Publication 18469244
 
Description Department of Health Science Advice on Obesity 
Organisation Department of Health (DH)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Scientific expertise on obesity
Collaborator Contribution Insights into policy development and identification of policy-relevant research areas
Impact Contribution to DH policy documents Media appearances to discuss evidence in realtion to obesity
Start Year 2010
 
Description Diet and weight change in the SOS study 
Organisation University of Gothenburg
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Nutrition and epidemiology expertise and data analysis
Collaborator Contribution Study coordination, provided data for the analyses.
Impact Publications 17715408, 19556163, 20589766, 21364529 Conference oral and poster presentations, published conference proceedings
 
Description Diet, Obesity and Genes (DIOGENES) 
Organisation Government of Bulgaria
Department National Medical Transport Institute, Sofia
Country Bulgaria 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Expertise in nutrition science and development and delivery of dietary intervenion studies Coordination of UK study centre
Collaborator Contribution Overall study coordination Coordination of Dutch study centreCoordination of Bulgarian study centreCoordination of Spanish study centreCoordination of German study centreCoordination of Greek study centreCoordination of Danish study centreCoordination of Czech study centre
Impact Publications 19470086, 19573053, 20588292, 20653850, 20739421, 21105792, 20937657, 21340022, 21733334, 22030226, 21591241, 23098653, 22270380, 22905179, 22492381, 22079178, 22104550, 23098653, 23360819, 23408763, 23964054, 24168904 Contribution to dietary guidelines, development of glycaemic index content of foods database.
 
Description Diet, Obesity and Genes (DIOGENES) 
Organisation Leibniz Association
Department German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE)
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Expertise in nutrition science and development and delivery of dietary intervenion studies Coordination of UK study centre
Collaborator Contribution Overall study coordination Coordination of Dutch study centreCoordination of Bulgarian study centreCoordination of Spanish study centreCoordination of German study centreCoordination of Greek study centreCoordination of Danish study centreCoordination of Czech study centre
Impact Publications 19470086, 19573053, 20588292, 20653850, 20739421, 21105792, 20937657, 21340022, 21733334, 22030226, 21591241, 23098653, 22270380, 22905179, 22492381, 22079178, 22104550, 23098653, 23360819, 23408763, 23964054, 24168904 Contribution to dietary guidelines, development of glycaemic index content of foods database.
 
Description Diet, Obesity and Genes (DIOGENES) 
Organisation Maastricht University (UM)
Department School for Nutrition, Toxicology and Metabolism (NUTRIM)
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in nutrition science and development and delivery of dietary intervenion studies Coordination of UK study centre
Collaborator Contribution Overall study coordination Coordination of Dutch study centreCoordination of Bulgarian study centreCoordination of Spanish study centreCoordination of German study centreCoordination of Greek study centreCoordination of Danish study centreCoordination of Czech study centre
Impact Publications 19470086, 19573053, 20588292, 20653850, 20739421, 21105792, 20937657, 21340022, 21733334, 22030226, 21591241, 23098653, 22270380, 22905179, 22492381, 22079178, 22104550, 23098653, 23360819, 23408763, 23964054, 24168904 Contribution to dietary guidelines, development of glycaemic index content of foods database.
 
Description Diet, Obesity and Genes (DIOGENES) 
Organisation National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
Department Institute of Endocrinology NCBI
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Expertise in nutrition science and development and delivery of dietary intervenion studies Coordination of UK study centre
Collaborator Contribution Overall study coordination Coordination of Dutch study centreCoordination of Bulgarian study centreCoordination of Spanish study centreCoordination of German study centreCoordination of Greek study centreCoordination of Danish study centreCoordination of Czech study centre
Impact Publications 19470086, 19573053, 20588292, 20653850, 20739421, 21105792, 20937657, 21340022, 21733334, 22030226, 21591241, 23098653, 22270380, 22905179, 22492381, 22079178, 22104550, 23098653, 23360819, 23408763, 23964054, 24168904 Contribution to dietary guidelines, development of glycaemic index content of foods database.
 
Description Diet, Obesity and Genes (DIOGENES) 
Organisation University of Copenhagen
Department Department of Human Nutrition, Exercise and Sports
Country Denmark 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in nutrition science and development and delivery of dietary intervenion studies Coordination of UK study centre
Collaborator Contribution Overall study coordination Coordination of Dutch study centreCoordination of Bulgarian study centreCoordination of Spanish study centreCoordination of German study centreCoordination of Greek study centreCoordination of Danish study centreCoordination of Czech study centre
Impact Publications 19470086, 19573053, 20588292, 20653850, 20739421, 21105792, 20937657, 21340022, 21733334, 22030226, 21591241, 23098653, 22270380, 22905179, 22492381, 22079178, 22104550, 23098653, 23360819, 23408763, 23964054, 24168904 Contribution to dietary guidelines, development of glycaemic index content of foods database.
 
Description Diet, Obesity and Genes (DIOGENES) 
Organisation University of Crete
Department Division of Social Medicine
Country Greece 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in nutrition science and development and delivery of dietary intervenion studies Coordination of UK study centre
Collaborator Contribution Overall study coordination Coordination of Dutch study centreCoordination of Bulgarian study centreCoordination of Spanish study centreCoordination of German study centreCoordination of Greek study centreCoordination of Danish study centreCoordination of Czech study centre
Impact Publications 19470086, 19573053, 20588292, 20653850, 20739421, 21105792, 20937657, 21340022, 21733334, 22030226, 21591241, 23098653, 22270380, 22905179, 22492381, 22079178, 22104550, 23098653, 23360819, 23408763, 23964054, 24168904 Contribution to dietary guidelines, development of glycaemic index content of foods database.
 
Description Diet, Obesity and Genes (DIOGENES) 
Organisation University of Navarra
Country Spain 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in nutrition science and development and delivery of dietary intervenion studies Coordination of UK study centre
Collaborator Contribution Overall study coordination Coordination of Dutch study centreCoordination of Bulgarian study centreCoordination of Spanish study centreCoordination of German study centreCoordination of Greek study centreCoordination of Danish study centreCoordination of Czech study centre
Impact Publications 19470086, 19573053, 20588292, 20653850, 20739421, 21105792, 20937657, 21340022, 21733334, 22030226, 21591241, 23098653, 22270380, 22905179, 22492381, 22079178, 22104550, 23098653, 23360819, 23408763, 23964054, 24168904 Contribution to dietary guidelines, development of glycaemic index content of foods database.
 
Description Dietary determinants of fatmass in children (PhD project) 
Organisation University of Bristol
Department School of Social and Community Medicine
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in childhood obesity and data analysis.
Collaborator Contribution Providing data for the project.
Impact PhD thesis, publications 17616342, 17912267, 19259258, 18400706, 19413706
 
Description EMA CASE Studentship (Liverpool) 
Organisation Birkbeck, University of London
Department Department of Psychological Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Contribution to study design and funding application. Co-supervision of student.
Collaborator Contribution Led study design and funding application. Primary supervision of student.
Impact NWDTC ESRC CASE Studentship at University of Liverpool.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Early ACTID 
Organisation University of Bristol
Department School of Social and Community Medicine
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Nutrition science expertise
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in diabetes
Impact Professional development research training for Dietitians Development of eating habits questionnaire Publications expected in future
 
Description Eating habits among adolescents and their mothers 
Organisation Karolinska Institute
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in nutritional epidemiology and supervising PhD student.
Collaborator Contribution Coordination project.
Impact PhD thesis, publications 18549521, 18838019, 17605840, 1700644
 
Description FISH - Fish Oil Dose Response Study 
Organisation University of Southampton
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in nutrition, biochemistry, genetics Ran the trial
Collaborator Contribution Intellectual discussion on fatty acid analysis and metabolism Ran the other half of this 2 centre trial
Impact Confidential progress reports to funder Final research report to the Department of Health Conference abstracts Publications: 22932281, 24063767
Start Year 2006
 
Description Food Ethics Council 
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Member of Steering Group for Food and Fairness Inquiry
Collaborator Contribution Evidence presented by various stakeholders to inform development of report
Impact Food and Fairness Review published
Start Year 2010
 
Description GEMINI - Protein intake and obesity risk in very young twins 
Organisation University College London
Department Health Behaviour Research Centre (HBRC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in diet diary coding, statistical analysis of dietary data, longitudinal modelling
Collaborator Contribution Cohort study design, data collection, expertise in genetics, psychology.
Impact Publications: PMID 24047917 National and international conference poster presentations
Start Year 2011
 
Description Genetics and environmental factors on night eating and binge eating in the Swedish Twin Resistry 
Organisation Karolinska Institute
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in nutrition.
Collaborator Contribution Coordinating project and expertise in epidemiology.Eating disorder expertise.
Impact Publication 19396084, 20188292
Start Year 2006
 
Description Genetics and environmental factors on night eating and binge eating in the Swedish Twin Resistry 
Organisation University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in nutrition.
Collaborator Contribution Coordinating project and expertise in epidemiology.Eating disorder expertise.
Impact Publication 19396084, 20188292
Start Year 2006
 
Description Intermittant versus chronic energy restriction 
Organisation Institute of Cancer Research UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in nutrition science
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in cancer risk markers Running the trial
Impact Conference abstracts and presentations Publication 20921964
Start Year 2006
 
Description Kelloggs Consultancy 
Organisation Kellogg's
Department Nutrition Dept Kelloggs
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Nutrition consultancy
Impact Input into companies nutrition consultations
Start Year 2010
 
Description MRC CORD 
Organisation Newcastle University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise on human intervention studies, and translating basic obesity research into clinical and public health outcomes.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborators undertake basic experimental and human studies to improve our understanding of obesity and related metabolic diseases.
Impact Training of PhD students
Start Year 2008
 
Description MRC CORD 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Cambridge Neuroscience
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise on human intervention studies, and translating basic obesity research into clinical and public health outcomes.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborators undertake basic experimental and human studies to improve our understanding of obesity and related metabolic diseases.
Impact Training of PhD students
Start Year 2008
 
Description Meal patterns and obesity 
Organisation University of Gothenburg
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in nutrition
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis
Impact PhD thesis, publication 17700649
 
Description NICE PDG 
Organisation National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Chair of NICE PDG Preventing obesity using community-wide approaches
Impact Evidence reviews available on NICE website
Start Year 2010
 
Description NICE Review of Behavioural Weight Management Services 
Organisation University of Oxford
Department Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Contribution to funding application, study design, collection of data, analysis and preparation of manuscripts
Collaborator Contribution Led funding application and contributed to study design, collection of data, analysis and preparation of manuscripts
Impact Four reports (systematic and qualitative reviews) for NICE which form the main part of the evidence base on which their recommendations have been made.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Novel gut hormone 
Organisation Takeda Cambridge Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Blood samples collected from human studies. Intellectual input
Collaborator Contribution Led the project and contributed results from rodent studies
Impact Academic paper
Start Year 2012
 
Description Novel gut hormone 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Blood samples collected from human studies. Intellectual input
Collaborator Contribution Led the project and contributed results from rodent studies
Impact Academic paper
Start Year 2012
 
Description Novel gut hormone 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Metabolic Research Laboratories
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Blood samples collected from human studies. Intellectual input
Collaborator Contribution Led the project and contributed results from rodent studies
Impact Academic paper
Start Year 2012
 
Description Obesity and disability pensions 
Organisation University of Gothenburg
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Nutrition expertise.
Collaborator Contribution Data analyses and drafting manuscripts.
Impact Publication 19664301, 20616605
 
Description RISCK 
Organisation King's College London
Department School of Medicine KCL
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Coordinating centre for trial Liaison with funder Contribution to study design and interpretation Conducted dietary intervention at this site Responsible for databases and statistical analysis Measured insulin and glucose and modelled data for insulin sensitivity/secretion Coordinated selection and analysis of SNPs Led diet-gene analysis
Collaborator Contribution Contribution to study design and interpretation Conducted dietary intervention at this site Measured fatty acid profiles Contribution to study design and interpretation Conducted dietary intervention at this site Measurement of specialised lipid sub-fractionsContribution to study design and interpretation Conducted dietary intervention at this site Contribution to study design and interpretation Conducted dietary intervention at this site Measured blood lipids and other metabolic outcomes Extracted DNA
Impact Publications 20739418, 19549752, 21949049, 21562092, 21552566, 21292264, 223786747, 22350825 Workshop report for FSA Confidential reports to funder Conference abstracts
 
Description RISCK 
Organisation University of Reading
Department Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Coordinating centre for trial Liaison with funder Contribution to study design and interpretation Conducted dietary intervention at this site Responsible for databases and statistical analysis Measured insulin and glucose and modelled data for insulin sensitivity/secretion Coordinated selection and analysis of SNPs Led diet-gene analysis
Collaborator Contribution Contribution to study design and interpretation Conducted dietary intervention at this site Measured fatty acid profiles Contribution to study design and interpretation Conducted dietary intervention at this site Measurement of specialised lipid sub-fractionsContribution to study design and interpretation Conducted dietary intervention at this site Contribution to study design and interpretation Conducted dietary intervention at this site Measured blood lipids and other metabolic outcomes Extracted DNA
Impact Publications 20739418, 19549752, 21949049, 21562092, 21552566, 21292264, 223786747, 22350825 Workshop report for FSA Confidential reports to funder Conference abstracts
 
Description RISCK 
Organisation University of Stirling
Department School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Coordinating centre for trial Liaison with funder Contribution to study design and interpretation Conducted dietary intervention at this site Responsible for databases and statistical analysis Measured insulin and glucose and modelled data for insulin sensitivity/secretion Coordinated selection and analysis of SNPs Led diet-gene analysis
Collaborator Contribution Contribution to study design and interpretation Conducted dietary intervention at this site Measured fatty acid profiles Contribution to study design and interpretation Conducted dietary intervention at this site Measurement of specialised lipid sub-fractionsContribution to study design and interpretation Conducted dietary intervention at this site Contribution to study design and interpretation Conducted dietary intervention at this site Measured blood lipids and other metabolic outcomes Extracted DNA
Impact Publications 20739418, 19549752, 21949049, 21562092, 21552566, 21292264, 223786747, 22350825 Workshop report for FSA Confidential reports to funder Conference abstracts
 
Description RISCK 
Organisation University of Surrey
Department Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Coordinating centre for trial Liaison with funder Contribution to study design and interpretation Conducted dietary intervention at this site Responsible for databases and statistical analysis Measured insulin and glucose and modelled data for insulin sensitivity/secretion Coordinated selection and analysis of SNPs Led diet-gene analysis
Collaborator Contribution Contribution to study design and interpretation Conducted dietary intervention at this site Measured fatty acid profiles Contribution to study design and interpretation Conducted dietary intervention at this site Measurement of specialised lipid sub-fractionsContribution to study design and interpretation Conducted dietary intervention at this site Contribution to study design and interpretation Conducted dietary intervention at this site Measured blood lipids and other metabolic outcomes Extracted DNA
Impact Publications 20739418, 19549752, 21949049, 21562092, 21552566, 21292264, 223786747, 22350825 Workshop report for FSA Confidential reports to funder Conference abstracts
 
Description Raine - Western Australian Pregnancy (Raine) Cohort Study 
Organisation Telethon Kids Institute
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Nutrition, epidemiology, statistical expertise
Collaborator Contribution Pregnancy cohort data
Impact Publications PMID 21269548, 21307885, 21103948, 23719557, 23545714 Three international conference presentations Invited presentations PhD project (Geeta Appannah)
Start Year 2009
 
Description Scalable Behavioural Weight Management Interventions for Diabetes 
Organisation Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Led the development of a 5-year programme of research on the development and evaluation of scalable behavioural interventions for the prevention and treatment of diabetes.
Collaborator Contribution University of Leeds contributed expertise on the development of weight management interventions. The University of Sheffield (ScHARR) led the development on the economic modelling component of this programme of research. Weight Watchers International will provide a diabetes education and weight management programme for 288 participants at no cost (in kind contribution of ~£65,000). Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG will support recruitment of participants and the collection of data, delivery of control interventions, and patient and stakeholder engagement. NHS North Norfolk CCG will support patient and public engagement and stakeholder engagement. NIHR CRN Eastern will support the delivery of the trial and provide research nurses for data collection. Some of this will be provided via NHS service support costs (estimated £18,000).
Impact NIHR PGfAR award RP-PG-0216-20010. Multidisciplinary - Psychology, Health Economics, Epidemiology, Sociology, Epidemiology, Statistics, General Practice Medicine
Start Year 2016
 
Description Scalable Behavioural Weight Management Interventions for Diabetes 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research
Department NIHR Clinical Research Network Eastern
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Led the development of a 5-year programme of research on the development and evaluation of scalable behavioural interventions for the prevention and treatment of diabetes.
Collaborator Contribution University of Leeds contributed expertise on the development of weight management interventions. The University of Sheffield (ScHARR) led the development on the economic modelling component of this programme of research. Weight Watchers International will provide a diabetes education and weight management programme for 288 participants at no cost (in kind contribution of ~£65,000). Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG will support recruitment of participants and the collection of data, delivery of control interventions, and patient and stakeholder engagement. NHS North Norfolk CCG will support patient and public engagement and stakeholder engagement. NIHR CRN Eastern will support the delivery of the trial and provide research nurses for data collection. Some of this will be provided via NHS service support costs (estimated £18,000).
Impact NIHR PGfAR award RP-PG-0216-20010. Multidisciplinary - Psychology, Health Economics, Epidemiology, Sociology, Epidemiology, Statistics, General Practice Medicine
Start Year 2016
 
Description Scalable Behavioural Weight Management Interventions for Diabetes 
Organisation North Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Led the development of a 5-year programme of research on the development and evaluation of scalable behavioural interventions for the prevention and treatment of diabetes.
Collaborator Contribution University of Leeds contributed expertise on the development of weight management interventions. The University of Sheffield (ScHARR) led the development on the economic modelling component of this programme of research. Weight Watchers International will provide a diabetes education and weight management programme for 288 participants at no cost (in kind contribution of ~£65,000). Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG will support recruitment of participants and the collection of data, delivery of control interventions, and patient and stakeholder engagement. NHS North Norfolk CCG will support patient and public engagement and stakeholder engagement. NIHR CRN Eastern will support the delivery of the trial and provide research nurses for data collection. Some of this will be provided via NHS service support costs (estimated £18,000).
Impact NIHR PGfAR award RP-PG-0216-20010. Multidisciplinary - Psychology, Health Economics, Epidemiology, Sociology, Epidemiology, Statistics, General Practice Medicine
Start Year 2016
 
Description Scalable Behavioural Weight Management Interventions for Diabetes 
Organisation University of Leeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Led the development of a 5-year programme of research on the development and evaluation of scalable behavioural interventions for the prevention and treatment of diabetes.
Collaborator Contribution University of Leeds contributed expertise on the development of weight management interventions. The University of Sheffield (ScHARR) led the development on the economic modelling component of this programme of research. Weight Watchers International will provide a diabetes education and weight management programme for 288 participants at no cost (in kind contribution of ~£65,000). Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG will support recruitment of participants and the collection of data, delivery of control interventions, and patient and stakeholder engagement. NHS North Norfolk CCG will support patient and public engagement and stakeholder engagement. NIHR CRN Eastern will support the delivery of the trial and provide research nurses for data collection. Some of this will be provided via NHS service support costs (estimated £18,000).
Impact NIHR PGfAR award RP-PG-0216-20010. Multidisciplinary - Psychology, Health Economics, Epidemiology, Sociology, Epidemiology, Statistics, General Practice Medicine
Start Year 2016
 
Description Scalable Behavioural Weight Management Interventions for Diabetes 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Led the development of a 5-year programme of research on the development and evaluation of scalable behavioural interventions for the prevention and treatment of diabetes.
Collaborator Contribution University of Leeds contributed expertise on the development of weight management interventions. The University of Sheffield (ScHARR) led the development on the economic modelling component of this programme of research. Weight Watchers International will provide a diabetes education and weight management programme for 288 participants at no cost (in kind contribution of ~£65,000). Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG will support recruitment of participants and the collection of data, delivery of control interventions, and patient and stakeholder engagement. NHS North Norfolk CCG will support patient and public engagement and stakeholder engagement. NIHR CRN Eastern will support the delivery of the trial and provide research nurses for data collection. Some of this will be provided via NHS service support costs (estimated £18,000).
Impact NIHR PGfAR award RP-PG-0216-20010. Multidisciplinary - Psychology, Health Economics, Epidemiology, Sociology, Epidemiology, Statistics, General Practice Medicine
Start Year 2016
 
Description Scalable Behavioural Weight Management Interventions for Diabetes 
Organisation Weight Watchers International
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Led the development of a 5-year programme of research on the development and evaluation of scalable behavioural interventions for the prevention and treatment of diabetes.
Collaborator Contribution University of Leeds contributed expertise on the development of weight management interventions. The University of Sheffield (ScHARR) led the development on the economic modelling component of this programme of research. Weight Watchers International will provide a diabetes education and weight management programme for 288 participants at no cost (in kind contribution of ~£65,000). Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG will support recruitment of participants and the collection of data, delivery of control interventions, and patient and stakeholder engagement. NHS North Norfolk CCG will support patient and public engagement and stakeholder engagement. NIHR CRN Eastern will support the delivery of the trial and provide research nurses for data collection. Some of this will be provided via NHS service support costs (estimated £18,000).
Impact NIHR PGfAR award RP-PG-0216-20010. Multidisciplinary - Psychology, Health Economics, Epidemiology, Sociology, Epidemiology, Statistics, General Practice Medicine
Start Year 2016
 
Description School Food Review 
Organisation University of Sunderland
Department Education
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Conducted a literature review
Collaborator Contribution Provided funding and support
Impact Report was produced. Two manuscripts are in draft form. led to testing of new food based standards in schools and potential for this to be introduced with primary legislation pending pilot testing and public consultation
Start Year 2012
 
Description Self Monitoring and Dietary Habits 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Primary Care Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Led study design and funding application. Coordinating study.
Collaborator Contribution Contributed to study design and funding application
Impact Seedcorn grant from the BUPA Foundation
Start Year 2013
 
Description Tanita - Abdominal fat validation study 
Organisation Tanita Ltd
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Nutrition and body composition expertise. Co-ordinated and conducted validation study.
Collaborator Contribution Equipment and expertise in bioelectrical impedance
Impact Publications 20360757, 21372606
Start Year 2007
 
Description Testing the Protein Leverage Hypothesis 
Organisation University of Sydney
Department School of Biological Sciences Sydney
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Nutrition expertise
Collaborator Contribution Ran the trial and provided expertise in protein and appetite control from research in other animals
Impact Publication 20600416, 22022472
 
Description WATCH IT childhood obesity intervention 
Organisation University of Leeds
Department Faculty of Medicine and Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Scientific expertise on diet and obesity
Collaborator Contribution Community paediatrician running trial Leeds CTU coordintaing trial
Impact Publication 22024104
Start Year 2010
 
Description Weight Watchers Global Effectiveness Trial 
Organisation Technical University of Munich
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Nutrition, obesity, statistical expertise. Design and overall co-ordination of trial Ran the UK centre of the trial. Planned and conducted statistical analysis. Designed and conducted qualitative sub-study.
Collaborator Contribution Contributed to design and analysis of the trial and ran the Australian centre.Contributed to design and analysis of the trial and ran the German centre.
Impact To date, 6 papers have been published in scientific peer reviewed journals: PMID 21906798, 22929209, 23418103, 23690325, 24030517, 23418103 Findings have also been presented at national and international scientific conferences including the International Congress of Obesity, the European Congress of Obesity, and the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine. Invited presentations have been given at the Royal Society, the Association for the Study of Obesity, the National Obesity Forum and University of Southampton. The main paper was widely reported in the national and international media, with radio, television and print media interviews. Both the qualitative and qualitative publications have been included in the recent NICE review of Behavioural Weight Management Programmes, and are cited in the NICE guidance. This research also informed the Department of Health Tier 2 Commissioning Guidelines.
Start Year 2006
 
Description Weight Watchers Global Effectiveness Trial 
Organisation University of Sydney
Department Sydney Medical School
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Nutrition, obesity, statistical expertise. Design and overall co-ordination of trial Ran the UK centre of the trial. Planned and conducted statistical analysis. Designed and conducted qualitative sub-study.
Collaborator Contribution Contributed to design and analysis of the trial and ran the Australian centre.Contributed to design and analysis of the trial and ran the German centre.
Impact To date, 6 papers have been published in scientific peer reviewed journals: PMID 21906798, 22929209, 23418103, 23690325, 24030517, 23418103 Findings have also been presented at national and international scientific conferences including the International Congress of Obesity, the European Congress of Obesity, and the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine. Invited presentations have been given at the Royal Society, the Association for the Study of Obesity, the National Obesity Forum and University of Southampton. The main paper was widely reported in the national and international media, with radio, television and print media interviews. Both the qualitative and qualitative publications have been included in the recent NICE review of Behavioural Weight Management Programmes, and are cited in the NICE guidance. This research also informed the Department of Health Tier 2 Commissioning Guidelines.
Start Year 2006
 
Description Weight Watchers Global Effectiveness Trial 
Organisation Weight Watchers International
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Nutrition, obesity, statistical expertise. Design and overall co-ordination of trial Ran the UK centre of the trial. Planned and conducted statistical analysis. Designed and conducted qualitative sub-study.
Collaborator Contribution Contributed to design and analysis of the trial and ran the Australian centre.Contributed to design and analysis of the trial and ran the German centre.
Impact To date, 6 papers have been published in scientific peer reviewed journals: PMID 21906798, 22929209, 23418103, 23690325, 24030517, 23418103 Findings have also been presented at national and international scientific conferences including the International Congress of Obesity, the European Congress of Obesity, and the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine. Invited presentations have been given at the Royal Society, the Association for the Study of Obesity, the National Obesity Forum and University of Southampton. The main paper was widely reported in the national and international media, with radio, television and print media interviews. Both the qualitative and qualitative publications have been included in the recent NICE review of Behavioural Weight Management Programmes, and are cited in the NICE guidance. This research also informed the Department of Health Tier 2 Commissioning Guidelines.
Start Year 2006
 
Description Weight Watchers NHS Referral Scheme Audit 
Organisation Weight Watchers International
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Nutrition, epidemiology and statistical expertise. Refined data collection processes. Designed and conducted statistical analyses.
Collaborator Contribution Provided data from the Weight Watchers NHS Referral Scheme.
Impact Peer-reviewed publication in BMC Public Health - PMID 21645343 Conference proceedings International Congress of Obesity 2010 in Obesity Reviews 11(S1) Confidential report to Company which has helped to improve data collection practices
Start Year 2007
 
Description Wholeheart Study 
Organisation Newcastle University
Department School of Agriculture Food and Rural Development Newcastle
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Nutrition science expertise and developmenta nd delivery of a dietary intervention study Biochemical analysis of biological samples Leading genetic analysis
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in wholegrains
Impact Conference abstracts. Contribution to dietary guidelines Publications PMID: 20236556, 20307353, 22546716, 22170369
 
Description Addenbrooke's Lifestyle Days 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event for the staff of Addenbrookes

Improved knowledge of nutrition and health issues, raised awareness of the work of the unit and boosted volunteer recruitment
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Addenbrookes Open Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Members of the public were encouraged to check their weight and body fat and learn about the dietary changes they could make to improve their health based on results from our dietary interventions studies

Public is better informed about good nutrition and potential new volunteers identified
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006,2008
 
Description Are you REALLY what you eat? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact HNR's communications team developed a stand with the MRC Biostatistics Unit's Outreach Officer and Senior Biostatisticians to demonstrate what body composition is, how it can be measured, how it changes with age, and how it is related to disease risk. The stand incorporated videos with practical hands-on activities that enabled visitor to measure their % body fat and take a food preference challenge to highlight the importance of choice. Over the three events approximately 1,850 individuals actively engaged with the stand and had their body composition measured and/or took part in the food challenge.

The stand was noted in the formal evaluations of the events and subssequent requests have been received from teachers for resources from the stand. The stand also received media coverage in London and Cambridge. The stands were tremendously busy at all events, with them being the last to close in London and Cambridge due to the queues of people wanting to be measured and take the taste challenge.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Associate Parliamentary Food and Health Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Talk on obesity in the UK with reference to the 2008 Foresight report, speaking along side two other leading experts in obesity. Developed links for the Department of Health Responsibiity Deal Food Network.

Developed links and progress for the Department of Health Responsibiity Deal Food Network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Association for the Study of Obesity Annual Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of a series of studies including two NPRI funded projects about weight management in primary care.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description BBC Horizon Series: What's the Right Diet for You? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC2 horizon Series - 3 x 1h episodes, later also shown on BBC Worldwide
Accompanying e-book
Webinar and Live post programme chat
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02ddsd9
 
Description BBSRC Global Food Security website blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact My blog post discussed food insecurity and nutrition and was posted on November 12 2012.

There were some comments made on the post that I was able to respond to. I was also contacted by other researchers in this area, which has led to one invitation to speak at the Rowett Research Institute in Aberdeen.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.foodsecurity.ac.uk/blog/index.php/2012/11/food-insecurity-and-nutrition/
 
Description BMA Talk - 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave talk on 'Is sugar the new tobacco?' to around 200 health professionals

Not known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description British Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 3 Food Factory sessions were held at British Science Festival for families to explore the processing of corn into cornflakes

Engaged with the public, boosted interest in science as a career and the sparked questions and discussion on processing of foods
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Cambridge Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Ran activities at the Cambridge Science Festival. Had a stand (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010) and also ran talk to the general public (2008) Sizzling Science (2009), Food Factory (2010)

Engaged with the public, boosted interest in science as a career and work of the unit, including volunteer recruitment
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006,2007,2008,2009,2010
 
Description Cambridge Science Festival 2012 - Fats 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Stand at Cambridge Science Festival on fats and the different types of fats, run over 2 days, reaching out to families and young children.

Unit took part in event as part of an annual activity, collaborating with the University of Cambridge and other MRC units in Cambridge. Encouraging young children to get interested in science and to teach them something new about nutrition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Cambridge University Alumni 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk was given to the general public

Improved knowledge of nutrition and health issues, raised awareness of the work of the unit and boosted volunteer recruitment
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Cambridge University Excellence East 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Masterclasses for Gifted and Talented Children

interesting young people in a career in science, especially nutrition
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009,2010
 
Description Cambridge WI 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk was given for Cambridge WI

Improved knowledge of nutrition and health issues, raised awareness of the work of the unit and boosted volunteer recruitment
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006,2007,2010
 
Description ChYpPs Summer School 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Held events for children aged 6-13 years on aspects of nutrition and physical activity 2007,2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Improved relationships with cambridge City Council Engaged children in thinking about healthy eating
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007,2008,2009,2010,2011
 
Description Cheltenham Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Discussion Panel

Stimulated public debate on causes of obesity and research priorities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description Cheltenham Literary Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Discussion Panel

Improved knowledge of nutrition and health issues
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description ChemNet visit 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Visit from A-Level students studying Applied Science at school to hear from scientists in unit and have a tour of labs.

Students took away scientific information they did not already know about and were encouraged to continue studying science and to pursue a career in science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description College of Medicine Summer School 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Talk to medical students on 'Treating obesity in adults - what works?'. Talk was attended by approximately 100 medical students attending a summer school at the University of Southampton Medical School.

Talk was very highly received by attendees and organisers and requested to speak again at 2012 Summer School.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Debate at Cambridge Wordfest 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Programme Leader was one of three scientists invited to speak to a public audience about obesity as part of a Cambridge Wordfest "Thinking Aloud" session. Other speakers were Giles You (MRC Centre on Obesity and Related Disease, CORD) and Catherine Collins (British Dietetic Association).

After presenting, we engaged in a Q&A session with the audience that allowed us to challenge some of the assumptions people hold about obesity. Delivering knowledge to the public on obesity and raising awareness of unit's research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description ESADECREAPOLIS visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Tour and talks from HNR scientists about research opportunities for future collaborations. Approximately 20 attendees.

Potential research opportunities for possible future collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description European Sea Buckthorn Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presented a talk at the European Sea Buckthorn Conference, 'Seabuckthorn - a crop with
many faces' on October 18-19, 2012. It was hosted in Vilnius, Lithuania; organised by The German Society for
Seabuckthorn and Wild Fruits, Berlin and the The Lithuanian Society of Seabuckhorn Growers, Vilnius.
http://www.sanddorn.net/euroworks.html

Several key contacts were made at the conference following the presentation. These are currently being followed up with the potential for a new project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Food & Farming Talk & Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Talk and workshop given at St George's House on 'For the good of our health' as part of the Food & Farming Conference

Sustainable nutrition information disseminated to ~50 health care professionals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Fun Lab 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Stand at Cambridge Big Weekend, Fun Lab on 'Funky Foods' - Fun ways to learn about your 5 a day. Reached out to audience of 120 members of the public, including families and young children. Positive response from all who visited the stand.

Have been asked to take part in event again next year.

Raised profile of HNR, got young children to try fruits they had never tasted before, made eating 5 a day fun.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description GP Training Video on obesity 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Research group leader participated in training video for GPs, linked to research project but will be made available to GPs more widely through RCGP

Health training for GPs that will be posted on the GP Learning CPD webiste.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Gifted & Talented Network Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Events held for School teachers and college lecturers

HNR engaged in an event targeted at School teachers and college lecturers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008,2010
 
Description HNR Website 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact New HNR website developed and populated with updated research information.

Traffic to the website from non-MRC addresses increased 3-fold in the month after launch in 2011, compared to the previous month.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2013
 
Description Health Professionals Talks - Obesity 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact 23 talks to groups of 10-40 health professionals on obesity strategies

logged as CPD for health professionals and repeat talks requested
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006,2007,2008,2009,2010
 
Description Hugh Sinclair seminar at University of Reading 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Career and research presentation as part of regular seminar series for nutrition department
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IBLF Consultation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Contribution to a consultation to develop a framwork for accountability in the corporate response to obesity

Guidance on evaluation of voluntary action by industry to improve health
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006
 
Description InCrops Talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Talk given on innovation opportunities related to antioxidants, berries and CVD to policymakers and industry as part of an InCrops symposium

Relationships have been made and developed with InCrops, which enable conversations with industry and which will hopefully pave the way to future research collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Indian Government Talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Talk given in New Delhi to members of the Indian Government on nutrition & CVD research

Opinions have been sought on further matters following the establishment of dialogue with members of the government in New Delhi. This also led to the public engagement/knowledge transfer activities with the winner of Master Chef India as part of HNR's Sizzling Science events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Industry Discussions 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Meetings with Danone about opinion on nutrition research in the UK and the perception of the dairy industry, vitamin D, calcium and probiotic fotification.

Further opinions have been sought following interview in 2011, and have been incorporated into a report for those involved in company policy reviews and product marketing and development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2012,2013
 
Description Industry Talk - Seafood 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact talk on seafood and appetite control to 30 delegates at Seafood & Health meeting

Knowledge Transfer activity
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Industry Talks - Nutrition 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 6 talks on public health nutrition messages 13 talks on obesity to industry professionals 3 talks on carbohydrates, fibre and bread consumption

knowledge transfer
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006,2007,2008,2009
 
Description Industry Workshops - Body Composition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Training workshops on measuring body composition

Knowledge transfer activity that impacted on individuals skill acquisition
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007,2008
 
Description Institute of Child Health Seminar series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk on weight management in primary care
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Judge for 2013 Society for Biology Communication Awards 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Programme Leader invited to be judge for 2013 Society for Biology Communication Awards.

Activity is result of winning Society for Biology Communication Award in 2009.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Kings College 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Pupils from Kings College visited HNR for a tour and series of seminars on research that is being undertaken at the unit

Repeat visit requested
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Kings College London student Nutrition Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Talk summarising career in nutrition with examples of translational research activities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Visit to HNR by members of the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research and development company, who are looking to build a nutrition research facility in Kuwait. Tours of facilities and discussions with researchers and facilities were arranged.

Links have been made with the institute, with the possibility to develop these further when the unit is developed in Kuwait.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Let's Get Cooking 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Series of talks and practical sessions given at an after-school group at local primary school

Well received by children with teachers reporting increased interest in food science in these pupils
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009,2010
 
Description Media Enquiries - Food and Heart Health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 1 response to media enquiry on the topic food and heart health.

Communication to the general public on important nutrition science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Media Interviews - Calories and calorie labelling 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 5 media interviews on the topic of calories and calorie labelling and front of pack labelling - 2 of which were discussing the Departmet of Health Responsibility Deal Calorie Reduction Pledge, resulting in quotes in media publications and taking part in media interviews.

Continuing to build strong relationship with the media and highlighting HNR's profile and the work and research of the unit. Requests for further information from journalists, researchers, policy makers and health care professionals have resulted in a number of cases.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013
 
Description Media Interviews - Change4Life 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 57 regional radio interviews on Change4Life

Engaging the public and media on the importance of diet in relation to health. Quotes and interviews reach a national and in some cases international audience, requests for further information from journalists, researchers, policy makers and health care professionals have resulted in a number of cases.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008,2009,2010,2011,2012
 
Description Media Interviews - Children's Dietary Habits 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 2013 - 1 Television Interview for regional news programme on the benefits of children eating breakfast and joining breakfast clubs. 1 provision of background research information for Channel 4 on nourishment for deprived/vulnerable children.

Reaching regional audiences. Raising awareness and profile of unit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Media Interviews - DH Responsibility Deal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 4 National Newspaper interviews
1 DH press release quote
4 Radio interviews
3 TV interviews
2 Magazie interviews
in regards to the responsibility deal and the pledges made by partners.

Quotes and interviews reached a national audience, with subsequent coverage in further publications and debates on TV and radio.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2012,2013
 
Description Media Interviews - Dietary Habits 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 42 media interviews on the topic of diets and dietary habits, resulting in quotes in media publications and taking part in media interviews.

Continual rapport with journalists, and increased public awareness. Quotes and interviews reach a national and in some cases international audience, requests for further information from journalists, researchers, policy makers and health care professionals have resulted in a number of cases.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006,2007,2008,2009,2010
 
Description Media Interviews - General Nutrition 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 9 media interviews on general nutrition related topics, resulting in quotes in media publications and taking part in media interviews.

Continuing to build strong relationship with the media and highlighting HNR's profile and the work and research of the unit. Requests for further information from journalists, researchers, policy makers and health care professionals have resulted in a number of cases.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013
 
Description Media Interviews - Obesity related topics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Since 2006, 193 interviews have given in response to media enquiries on obesity related topics

Continual enquiries from journalists due to good raport developed. Quotes and interviews reach a national and in some cases international audience, requests for further information from journalists, researchers, policy makers and health care professionals have resulted in a number of cases.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006,2007,2008,2009,2010
 
Description Media Interviews - Slimming Pills 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 15 interviews in response to enquires about slimming pills, in particular Alli

continual dialogue developed with journalists and queries from the public after interviews aired
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008,2009,2010,2011
 
Description Media Interviews - Specific Nutrients (Food specific) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 302 interviews since 2006 with media on topic of specific nutrients in foods, resulting in quotes in media publications and taking part in media interviews.

Continual raport with journalists and queries from the public following airing on interviews. Quotes and interviews reach a national and in some cases international audience, requests for further information from journalists, researchers, policy makers and health care professionals have resulted in a number of cases.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006,2007,2008,2009,2010
 
Description Media interviews - Sugar-sweetened beverages 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 6 media interviews by Gina Ambrosini about a new study she conducted linking sugary drink consumption with risk factors for cardiovascular disease in children.

.Continual rapport with journalists, and increased public awareness. Quotes and interviews reach a national and in some cases international audience, requests for further information from journalists.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Media interviews - WeightWatchers Study 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 16 interviews/quotes given on the findings of the WeightWatchers audit and WeightWatchers study

National debate on this matter occurred in the media and press coverage was picked up worldwide
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2011
 
Description Mission X filming 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Mission X filming with NASA and UK Space Agency.

This activity was a result of ongoing communication about the Mission X project. Raising HNR's profile and reaching out to a large audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description New Scientist Live 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A large public event at ExCEL in London to discuss scientific evidence underpinning dietary recommendations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Non-Government Organisation Talks 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 6 Nutrition Science and Policy talks

knowledge transfer
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006,2008
 
Description Nutrition & Health Inequalities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Oral evidence to Health Select Committee on Inquiry on Inequalities

Knowledge Transfer
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Nutritionists in Industry workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A meeting also involving Public Health England to encourage and motivate industry to renovate food and drink products to support healthier dietary habits.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Oxford Brazil Diabetes Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk on Weight Management in Primary Care
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Policy Talk - Conservative Party 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Talks on Personal Choice and Helping People Change

Knowledge Transfer
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006,2007
 
Description Policy Talk - EFSA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Talk on 'Food and Nutrition Issues for Europe' at the EFSA board meeting

Knowledge Transfer
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006
 
Description Policy Talk - Labour 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Talk on Children's Diets at Fringe Event sponsored by Ketchum

Knowledge Transfer
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006
 
Description Policy Talks - Obesity 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 25 talks on obesity policy and strategies to groups of 10-30 policy makers

Knowledge Transfer in regards to groups work in relation to the role of diet in obesity
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006,2007,2008,2009,2010
 
Description Policy Workshops - FSA 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact FSA stakeholder workshops on CVD, Carbohydrates & obesity, and portion size

Knowledge Transfer activity to 10-20 policy makers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006,2007,2008
 
Description Press Release - 'Please Sir, can I have more?' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press release on new research entitled 'Please Sir, can I have more?'

Dissemination of research to wide audience through regional radio pick up of release
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description Press Release - Appetite 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press release on research related to appetite entitled "Can we control our appetites?"

Dissemination of new research data with uptake from local media
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006
 
Description Press Release - Behaviour Change 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press release on behaviour change called 'Christmas buffet bonanza'

PR for the unit as a credible source of scientific information on nutrition and health
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006
 
Description Press Release - Diet Patterns 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press release on new research data entitled "Study shows dietary patterns relate to fatness in children"

Dissemination of new research data with regional and national pick up
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Press Release - Diogenes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press Release on new research entitled "Avoiding weight regain is the name of the game"

Dissemination of new research data to wide audience as picked up by regional and national newspapers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006
 
Description Press Release - Government launch of healthy living initiative 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press release issued entitled 'Government launches health living initiative'

The evidence base to underpin the healthy living social marketing campaign was publicly available - increasing transparency and credibility
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description Press release - ECO conference breakfast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Abstract presented at ECO conference selected to be a media release: Covertly reducing breakfast calories reduces daily energy consumption

Dissemination of new research data with national and international pick up
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Press release - Extreme Everest 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Media release: Xtreme breath-taking science on Everest by local MRC researcher

Dissemination of research activities with local and regional and pick up and promotion of the MRC Unit in Cambridge
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Press release - SSBs link to CVD risk factors 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Media release: Teen sugary drink consumption linked to risk factors for diabetes and heart disease . Released in conjunction with Australian collaborators.

Dissemination of new research data in UK opinion-leading newspaper and with international pick-up
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Press release - fat body clock 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Media release: Disrupting body fat's inbuilt clock may lead to weight gain

Dissemination of new research data with national pick up
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Primary Care 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 150 health professionals attended talk on obesity prevention based around NICE guidance on working with local communities

Enhanced awareness of systems thinking in developing obesity strategies. Sharing of best practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Primary Care UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Presented at the Primary Care 2012 conference in Birmingham on May 23-24, 2012. http://www.primarycare2012.co.uk/
Talk entitled: Cardiovascular Disease - What's New in Nutritional Strategies

Key contacts were made during discussions following the presentation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description RISCK Webstory 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Webstory on website about the findings of the RISCK study

has led to media enquiries and articles being produced by journalists on the studies findings and Reuters produced a video podcast on the research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Schools Masterclass 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact One hour masterclass given on work of senior scientist to ~20 children

further masterclasses have been requested and held on HNR research based topics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Schools Roadshow 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact PhD students ran workshops for ~20 children based on their PhD projects to explain healthy eating messages

Further resources have been developed from these sessions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Science Investigation Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Healthy eating messages session presented to primary school children

Children were engaged in the activity
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Science Learning Centre - Health & Lifestyle Training Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 12 secondary school science teachers attended a workshop of science talks and classroom practicals. This sparked lively debates and discussions on different practices for delivering the science to the children.

Science Learning Centre have asked for the session to be run again due to positive feedback for attendees and demand for places.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Seminar at University of Bristol Student Psychology Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact A presentation on research findings, focused on portion size and body weight, including translation of findings into policy and practice.
Encouraged students to consider PhD
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Sizzling Science (Industry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Cookery and nutrition demonstration to attendees of Hotelympia (predominately chefs) and to Rosemary Conley Franchisees

A number of chefs/franchisees were interested in the health aspects of the dishes, as well as the technical cooking skills.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Sizzling Science (Public) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Cookery and Nutrition demonstrations given to members of Girton WI, Bury WI and as part of Ideas in the Community event to members of the community

Engaged with the public, boosted interest in the science of food, healthy eating tips, the work of the unit and volunteer recruitment
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2011
 
Description Sizzling Science Masterchef India 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talks to 600 members of the public on 'a quick guide to healthy eating', as part of a wider cookery demonstration event in Cambridge and as part of a Healthy Food Festival in Newham targetted at the local South Asian Community. Information on the role of diet in regards to health, obesity, diabetes and CVD was shared, as well as information on antioxidants and nutrients in foods.

Members of the public asked further questions about healthy eating, with both events being a great success in delivering health and nutrition messages and practices to the audience. Coverage of the event occurred in the local press and on a number of asian media channels. An evaluation survey of attendees showed that a number of attendees have made changes to their diet since the events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Society for Academic Primary Care 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of results from NPRI funded trial to primary care practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Sugar reduction summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion with stakeholders on approaches to sugar reduction
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Sugar reduction summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Broad discussion across stakeholders of role of sugar in the diet
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Swedish Nutrition Foundation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact kan man mata vad en manniska ater? talk given to nutrition health care professionals

continual professional development & learning for nutrition professionals
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description TV Programme - BBC Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Involvement in BBC series Prof Regans the truth behind.... in regards to weight loss, supplements and body composition

a number of enquiries following airing from journalists and the public were received
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description TV Programme - BBC's The One Show 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Filmed in regards to the use of supplements and dietary sufficiency. Aired on BBC's The One Show to an audience of 4.85million.

Further media, healthcare professional and academic enquiries were received following the programmes airing. Enquiries were also received from members of the public and BBC informed us that it had been extremely well received with viewers and professionals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description TV Programme - Diet & Science developments 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact BBC Horizon programme looking at the development of nutrition knowledge over the years and what information is still current.

further media enquiries have come on the back of this programme airing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description TVSCRN Obesity Webinar 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Webinar on effective intervention to treat obesity in primary care
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://tvscn.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/TVSCRN-webinar-Brief-Interventions-for-Weight-Managem...
 
Description Talk at East of England ASO Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talk given by Investigator Scientist. Talk was well received. Developed research collaborations with external stakeholders. Improved understanding of behavioural weight management.
Title of talk: 'Behavioural weight management programmes: the evidence behind NICE recommendations'.

Research has led to peer review publications being published in high level scientific journals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Talk at Leatherhead Fourm Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Programme Leader inivited to give talk on food industry to various members from the food industry, speaking alongside other high level health professionals.

Communication of important research to members of the food industry. Improving links with food industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Talk at Newcastle University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Senior Investigator Scientist invited to speak on dietary patterns and obesity in childhood and adolelscence at the Human Nutrition Research Centre, Newcastle University.

Communicating research to undergraduate students, Raising awareness of unit's research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Talk at Rowett Institute 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Programme Leader invited to give presentation at the Rowett Institute monthly seminar. The audience comprised researchers, health professionals and students.

Potential collaborative projects were discussed after the presentation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Talk at Universitat Rovira i Virgili 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Senior Investigator Scientist invited to give talk. Tite: 'Nutrition environments and obesity prevention'. Around 25 academic members attended this talk including the P.I.s for two clinical trials focused on diet and health. The talk sparked discussion about food labelling regulations in the UK and Spain and opened possibilities for an international collaboration between this Spanish university and MRC HNR.

An MRC HNR publication was shared with the research team after the visit and so the impact of our work was disseminated broadly.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.urv.cat/en_index.html
 
Description Talk at University of Munich 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Senior Investiagtor Scientist invited to speak on methods for analysing dietary patterns in children at Ludwig Maximillian, University of Munich.

Developing research links with University of Munich and communicating unit's research to health professionals from across Europe.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Talk on School Food Review 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Talk presented by two group leaders on 'A review of the evidence on the impact of nutritional standards for school food provision in England' to the Department for Education

Continuing collaboration with Department for Education in order to improve nutrition standards in UK schools. Two publications to be published in late 2013.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Talk on modifying the food environment for childhood obesity prevention 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact 100 participants in a broader conference on childhood obesity

Invited paper will be published in the Proceedings of the Nutrition Society journal
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Talk to EASO Strategic Advisory Board 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Development of a straegic conference for EU policymakers on research priorities in obesity

Have been invited to be one of 3 keynote speakers from across Europe at the EU Strategic workshop on obesity to be held on 29th Feb 2012 in Brussels.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2012
 
Description Talk to London Underground Occupational Health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited to give talk on nutriiton and obesity to staff at the London Underground Occupational Health team.

Raised awareness of nutrition and obesity to workers in the London Underground Occupational Health team.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Talk to SNAMCA Board 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk to industry representatives on food and health. Audience members and SNAMCA were very happy with talk and this sparked other industry organisations to approach speaker for potential future collaboration.

Members of industry worked with speaker and the Department of Health Responsibiltiy Deal to be part of Calorie Reduction working group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Teachers TV 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Filming of interviews with nutritionist for a programme on junk food for Teachers TV, as part of British Science & Engineering Week. One programme aimed at Primary Schools and one at Secondary Schools

Over 150 schools have reported using the Junk Food Science programme in their teaching to primary and secondary school pupils
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Thames Valley Strategic Clinical Network Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A regional event to promote service innovation by learning from research. Presented new findings primarily from NPRI funded studies on weight management in adults. Evaluation forms found it to be the most highly rated presentation on the day with some reporting intention to change practice. Asked by regional Medical Director to do a video interview, subsequent webinar for local commissioners and speak at follow up event..
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description The Obesity Society invited speaker (USA) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on opportunities for reductions in portion size to tackle obesity
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description The Osler Lecture - Oxford medical Alumni 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation to an alumni group of about 200 people, including many current medical practitioners. I received 4 or 5 emails subsequently requesting additional information and notes reporting a new awareness about the success of weight-loss interventions offered by health professionals with some correspondents specifically noting this would info;hence their practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Theatre of Debate on Food and Behaviour Change 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Programme Leader attended and spoke at workshop on food and behaviour change.

Led to development of script for a play to be performed in schools across the country to stimulate discussions around food policy. Two other scripts also developed for schools to stage own productions. Funded by Wellcome Science in Society award.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Triple Helix 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Discussion Panel

Stimulated discussion on obesity and research priorities, raised awareness of the work of the unit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Unit Open Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Unit open day to mark the MRC Centenary. Various activities involved; pre-booked tours of unit, hands-on activities and poster displays. Over 100 members of the public attend the event and very positive feedback was received from those who attended.

Informed the public of unit's research, sparking interesting discussions and debates between staff and the public. Attendees requested that the unit holds an annual open day.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description University of Birmingham seminar series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk on "Is sugar the new tobacco"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description University of Bristol seminar series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk on "Is sugar the new tobacco"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description University of Herts visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Undergradutae students studying Nutrition visited unit to hear from scientists and learn about research that takes place in unit.

Informed and encouraged students to study and work in Nutrition after undergraduate study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description University of the Third Age Lecture Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk to approximately 50 members of the University of the Third Age in Cambridge, informing retired academics about the current state of obesity.

Talk was very well received by audience members and has developed links with the University of the Third Age.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Volunteer Open Day - REBA 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Volunteer Open day was held and results from the REBA study were disseminated

The public are better informed about research and their motivation to participate in future research projects was increased
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description Volunteer Open Day - WHOLEheart 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Volunteer Open evening

The public are better informed about research and their motivation to participate in future research projects was increased
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Volunteer Open Day-RISCK 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Volunteer Open Day was held and results from RISCK study disseminated

The public are better informed about research and their motivation to participate in future research projects was increased
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description WCRF Interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Video interview for WCRF website

Video has been viewed on website by a worldwide audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Wellcome Event/Dana Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Discussion Panel

HNR was a representative on a discussion panel
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description Workshop at American Society for Nutrition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Senior Investigator Scientist invited to run student mentoring workshop at American Society for Nutrition conference.

Mentoring to young scientists from across the world.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013