Research Assistant – exploring the nature of local authority actions to limit proliferation of hot food takeaways in England (Fixed Term)

CEDAR and the MRC Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge are offering an exciting opportunity to join a vibrant research group at a leading university and contribute to important public health research on limiting proliferation of hot food takeaways.

We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant with experience of systematic secondary data collation and synthesis. The post holder will work on the survey component of an exciting new public health research project “Exploring the nature and acceptability of local authority actions to restrict proliferation of hot food takeaways in England: preparation for a large-scale evaluation”, funded by the National Institute for Health Research School for Public Health Research.

The post is available for 8 months, under the supervision and management of the Principal Investigators Dr Jean Adams and Dr Thomas Burgoine, and within the Evaluation of Population Dietary Interventions Programme, led by Dr Jean Adams. Other collaborators on the project include Prof Martin White (University of Cambridge), Prof Steve Cummins (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine), and Prof Carolyn Summerbell (University of Durham). The post holder will be expected to contribute to developing a detailed protocol for the work, to carry out a rigorous systematic survey of past, current and planned local authority planning action to limit the proliferation of hot food takeaways in England, and to help develop of a typology that both categorises and describes these approaches. This project builds on our internationally recognised, groundbreaking work on the impact of exposure to hot-food takeaways on diet and obesity.

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