Prof Margaret (Greta) Defeyter

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Prof Margaret (Greta) Defeyter

Greta has been at Northumbria University since 2003. The Healthy Living Lab is a multi-disciplinary lab and includes over 20 academic colleagues from disciplines ranging from health economics, nutrition, psychology, social work, sociology, sports science, sports psychology, and law. Her current research interests are in food poverty, holiday hunger and food insecurity.
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Dr Pamela L Graham

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Dr Pamela L Graham

Pam is Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow and Associate Director of Healthy Living currently working within the Department of Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing at Northumbria University. Pam is particularly interested in child and adolescent development and family health & wellbeing and has conducted research predominantly investigating the impact of school and community food interventions on various outcomes for children and families.
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Dr Seraphim Alvanides

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Dr Seraphim Alvanides

Seraphim is an urban social geographer, with expertise in quantitative methods and Geographical Information Systems and Science (GIS/Sc). His earlier research interests involve the analysis of population census data in order to identify patterns of social deprivation and health inequalities. His more recent work concerns obesogenic environments, such as availability of food outlets and physical activity opportunities, in the context of social/environmental justice.
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Dr Liz Atkins

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Dr Liz Atkins

Liz qualified as a psychiatric nurse in 1982, and practiced in psychiatry for a number of years before moving to teach in Further Education in the 1990s. Studying part-time, she graduated with a BA (Hons) Education and Training (first class) in 1999 before undertaking her doctorate at the University of Sheffield. Her thesis was subsequently published by Trentham in 2009 as Invisible Students, Impossible Dreams.
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Dr Spencer Boyle

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Dr Spencer Boyle

Dr. Spencer Earl Boyle is a Senior Lecturer in Health and Life Sciences at Northumbria University. After leaving The University of Central Lancashire, Spencer gained qualified teacher status and worked in secondary school PE before going on to study for his PhD at The University of Sheffield. Spencer has worked in the delivery and management of sport and physical activity projects and continues to work as an accredited exercise professional in the health and fitness sector.
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Eilish Crilley

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Eilish Crilley

Eilish is a Senior Research Assistant in the Department of Psychology at Northumbria University. In this role, she is currently working on an evaluation of Premiership Rugby's Something to Chew On project and also assists in the delivery of an online training programme for school and community breakfast club staff, with Kellogg’s and Forever Manchester.
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Sarah Foster

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Sarah Foster

Sarah Foster is a Graduate Tutor in the Department of Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing, and is also a part-time PhD student within the Department of Psychology. Working under the supervision of Professor Greta Defeyter and Dr Robbie Duschinsky, Sarah is undertaking research exploring the application and implications of attachment theory to child welfare practice.
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Dr Melissa Fothergill

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Dr Melissa Fothergill

Melissa Fothergill is a Sport and Exercise Psychology lecturer in the Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation. She is also a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist. Melissa is currently Sport and Exercise Psychology discipline lead for the department and she teaches on a variety of undergraduate modules pertaining to sport, exercise and health psychology.
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Dr Jamie Harding

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Dr Jamie Harding

Senior Lecturer in Research Methods in the Department of Social Sciences and Languages at Northumbria University. He teaches quantitative and qualitative research methods at undergraduate and postgraduate level. His main research interests are homelessness and social exclusion: he has undertaken funded projects on rough sleeping, young people and homelessness, long term use of temporary accommodation and housing difficulties of released prisoners.
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Louise Harvey-Golding

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Louise Harvey-Golding

Louise Harvey-Golding is a Senior Researcher in school and community food interventions, and PhD student, within the Department of Psychology at Northumbria University. In her research role at the university, Louise is currently delivering an online training programme for school and community breakfast club staff, in collaboration with Kellogg’s and Forever Manchester, and working on an evaluation of Premiership Rugby's Something to Chew On and HITZ programmes.
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Dr Nancy Kelly

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Dr Nancy Kelly

Dr Nancy Kelly is Associate Professor in Applied Social Psychology and Social Work in the Department of Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing at Northumbria University. Nancy is committed to multidisciplinary research and has a background in engaging with organisations and groups in order to better understand judgment and decision making, peoples lived experiences of phenomena and implications for social policy and practice.
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Dr John Lodge

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Dr John Lodge

Dr Lodge is Head of the Food and Nutrition Research Group in the Department of Applied Sciences at Northumbria. His research interests lie mainly at the interface between food science and human nutrition. He completed his PhD in Biological Chemistry at The University of London (Birkbeck College) followed by a number of high profile postdoctoral positions.
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Dr Mike Long

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Dr Mike Long

Mike is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at Northumbria University.
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Emily Mann

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Emily Mann

Emily Mann is a PhD student within the Department of Psychology at Northumbria University. Working under the supervision of Professor Greta Defeyter and Dr Lucy Grimshaw, Emily is undertaking research which evaluates the impact of holiday provision on children and their families.
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Carole Marshall

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Carole Marshall

Carole graduated from Northumbria University in 2006 and established a successful nutritional consultancy before joining the teaching team as a part-time Senior Lecturer in Human Nutrition and Food Science in 2008. Carole teaches nutrition at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She is a Registered Nutritionist with the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists, a member of the Nutrition Society and a STEM ambassador.
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Prof Karen McKenzie

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Prof Karen McKenzie

Karen completed her first degree in Psychology at the University of Edinburgh, where she subsequently undertook her professional training as a Clinical Psychologist, her doctorate in Psychology and MSc in elearning. She has worked with people with developmental disabilities for over 20 years, both within the NHS and non-statutory organisations. She joined Northumbria University in 2014 after a number of years working at the University of Edinburgh.
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Dr Zeibeba (Zeb) Sattar

Dr Zeibeba (Zeb) Sattar

Dr Zeibeda Sattar (Zeb) is a Senior Research Assistant in Healthy Living at Northumbria University. She is currently working with the Healthy Living research team with an interest in holiday hunger issues and the development and evaluation of complex health interventions to improve public health.
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Jackie Shinwell

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Jackie Shinwell

Jackie Shinwell is a PhD student within the Department of Psychology at Northumbria University. Working under the supervision of Professor Greta Defeyter and Dr Sharon Vincent, Jackie is undertaking research which evaluates the impact of holiday provision on children and their families.
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Prof Paul Stretesky

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Prof Paul Stretesky

Paul B. Stretesky is Professor of Criminology and Research Lead in the Department of Social Sciences and Languages at Northumbria University Newcastle. He received his PhD from the Florida State University and has studied environmental justice and crime for the past 17 years. Professor Stretesky’s research has been funded by governments and non-profit organizations and he has published five books and over 70 peer reviewed research articles and book chapters.
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Dr Sandy Wolfson

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Dr Sandy Wolfson

Dr. Sandy Wolfson is an HCPC-registered sport & exercise psychologist with interests in performance variability, the home advantage, burnout, referees’ coping mechanisms, and social identity processes in sports participants and fans. She has extensive experience working with football players, coaches and managers from non-league to Premiership level.
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Dr Julie Young

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Dr Julie Young

Dr Julie Young is Senior Lecturer in Human Nutrition and Food Science in the Department of Applied Sciences. She is also Programme Leader for the BSc Human Nutrition Programme, as well as the MSc Nutritional Science programme and is a Registered Nutritionist.
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