We are a cross-disciplinary team of researchers with an interest in inclusion health, eating and feeding practices, weight management and physical activity. Our strength lies in the way we use social science research methodologies and theories in relation to public health concerns and the impact on communities. We specialise in visual and textual qualitative research methodologies and quantitative, mixed-methods approaches.
Our research activity falls into four main areas:
We host the Weight and Obesity Research Group (WORG), the Hertfordshire Network for Inclusion Health (HNfIH); both multidisciplinary, strategic groupings drawing on a wide range of expertise across the University and Foodnet a network for stakeholders in research, policy and practice in Hertfordshire and the East of England.
We supervise students studying a wide range of topics and are happy to talk to you about your research interests. Please contact Dr Lisa Whiting for more details.
The Unit convenes FOODNet – a network for research, policy, public and practice stakeholders in Hertfordshire and the surrounding region. Please contact Professor Wendy Wills to join the mailing list.