Why it’s not always ‘normal’ to exercise – and how that could change

CEDAR PhD Student Anna Le Gouais writes about why her commute and her research are intimately connected.I cruise past the snake of slow moving traffic, the breeze on my face and my raincoat in my basket, in case the weather forecast is wrong, again. The painted cycle path is sacrificed to a bus stop as […]

Childhood obesity in South Africa – is it a problem?

This article by Sonja Klingberg, a PhD student at CEDAR and the MRC Epidemiology Unit, was shortlisted for the 2017 Max Perutz Science Writing Award. You can read all the shortlisted and winning articles here.It’s mid-morning at a primary school in a South African township. The sun is almost at its highest point, and the […]

PhD Studentships in Public Health Research (Diet and Physical Activity) University of Cambridge

We are currently recruiting for candidates to start a PhD in Cambridge in October 2018 in any of our public health and prevention-related research programmes.Please see full information at www.cedar.iph.cam.ac.uk/phds2018/

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. […]

Vacancy: Research Associate for evaluation of the UK Soft Drinks Industry Levy

Research Associate – evaluation of the UK Soft Drinks Industry Levy (‘sugar tax’)We are looking to appoint a post-doctoral Research Associate with experience in quantitative research methods to contribute to an evaluation of the UK Soft Drinks Industry Levy (‘sugar tax’). This is a unique and exciting opportunity to contribute to internationally important dietary public […]

New Evidence Brief: Making the CASE – Creating Active School Environments for Adolescents

Examining the secondary school environment, the Creating Active School Environments (CASE) project, funded by the Department of Health, aims to find ways to help adolescents be more active and sit less.This first Evidence Brief from the CASE project summarises two evidence reviews of academic and non-academic literature into how the school environment can influence physical […]