Archives for October 2017

Vacancies and PhD studentships opportunities.

Research Study Assistant (Part Time, Fixed Term) – FRESHTo work on a family-focused, child-led project where the intervention. The Families Reporting Every Step to Health (FRESH) study is a randomised controlled trial, aiming to increase physical activity and connectivity within families by encouraging them to be active together. Closing date: 2 January 2018. Interviews likely […]

Sales of sugar-sweetened drinks in Jamie’s Italian restaurants fall by 11% after 10p levy

Study generates evidence that financial measures could contribute to strategies aimed at preventing obesity and non-communicable diseases.Introducing a small levy of 10 pence per drink to the price of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) sold in Jamie’s Italian restaurants across the UK is likely to have contributed to a significant decline in SSB sales, according to new […]

Changing the way we travel – new Sustrans blog

Car use has negative impacts on public health through road traffic accidents, air pollution and physical inactivity. The car’s contribution to the first two of these problems is relatively well recognised and understood, but inactivity is less well understood.Getting people to walk, cycle and make greater use of public transport therefore has benefits for health. […]

Lou’s Tuesday. Only 24 hours in a day- why does this matter for health research?

There are only 24 hours in a day. Why does this matter for health research? Dr Lou Foley has made a short video to introduce the concept of compositions and compositional data analysis.In three minutes and 45 seconds of live action and stop motion, Lou will take you through a typical Tuesday.She’ll show you how […]