Job-loss associated with weight gain – but diet and physical activity may not be the reason

Job-loss is associated with a more weight gain in working UK adults, according to new CEDAR research, but changes in smoking, diet and physical activity did not explain the weight gained. However, loss of sleep due to worry may be a factor, and the behavioural and psychosocial impacts of job-loss need to be further explored.Safe […]

National Propensity to Cycle Tool

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NPCT Stage 1

In Stage 1 of the project we have designed, developed and deployed on-line a public-facing Prototype for Three Cities (NPCT Prototype). This is now live at This has a high quality and user-friendly interface, thanks partly to user-testing sessions with Local Authority transport planners and other key stakeholders. The tool is available with open-source […]


Neighbourhood food environments, diet and healthResearch and policy meeting10.00am – 4pm, Tuesday 4 November 2014Møller Centre, Cambridge#cedardiet14You can read abstracts for each talk here (pdf).You can download slide sets for many of the presentations from the day below. Please note, some sets may be edited to remove unpublished material or copyright images. 10.00 Coffee and […]

Research and policy meeting 4 November 2014

Are you in a healthy place? Neighbourhood food environments, diet and healthResearch and policy meeting This meeting was held 10.00am – 4pm, Tuesday 4 November 2014, Møller Centre, Cambridge #cedardiet14 Where we live, study and work, the shops and takeaways we use, and the social structures we inhabit have the potential to shape how we […]

New Evidence Brief: Multiple social ties and healthy eating in older people

Announcing a new Evidence Brief from CEDAR:Multiple social ties and healthy eating in older people Findings from the EPIC-Norfolk study Supporting an ageing population is a key health challenge for the twenty-first century. Around half of those over seventy-five now live alone, and social isolation can affect their health. New research from CEDAR is adding to […]

Changing Commutes?

This project is part of the ESRC Secondary Data call.Analysis of Census 2011 data has shown has although cross- sectionally there is a strong correlation between cycling levels and gender (and to a less extent age) equity in cycling, increases in cycling have not been associated with improvements in gender equity and have seen a […]

Dr Jenna Panter

Senior Research AssociateEmail: Telephone: 01223 746884Address:  UKCRC Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) MRC Epidemiology Unit University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine Box 285 Institute of Metabolic Science Cambridge Biomedical Campus Cambridge, CB2 0QQBackground and experience Jenna trained in environmental sciences (BSc) before completing a PhD focusing on the environmental and psychosocial […]

FAST: the Four hundred Area STudy

CEDAR is collaborating on FAST (the Four hundred Area STudy), a Wellcome Trust commissioned research project being undertaken by a consortium of academics (including the University of Exeter, University of East Anglia, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University of Glasgow) and the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen).FAST is feasibility study […]


CEDAR leads the evaluation work package of iConnect (Impact of COnstructing Non-motorised Networks and Evaluating Changes in Travel).This study aims to measure and evaluate the changes in travel, physical activity and carbon emissions related to Sustrans’ Connect2 programme, a UK-wide project to transform local travel in 79 communities by creating new crossings and bridges to […]