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 health research at a world-leading university. The project, funded by the National Institute of Health Research’s Public Health Research Programme is a collaboration between the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

The post-holder will contribute to evaluation of the impact of the Soft Drinks Industry Levy on soft drink purchasing and consumption, childhood obesity, and dental health. Using natural experimental approaches, these analyses will make use of existing data from Kantar WorldPanel, the National Diet and Nutrition Survey, the National Childhood Measurement Programme, and Hospital Episodes Statistics. You will also contribute to quantitative analyses of national survey data that we will collect specifically for the project on evolving attitudes to sugar, sugary drinks and the levy.