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Dr Eleanor Winpenny

Dr Eleanor Winpenny

Career Development Fellow,

UKCRC Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR), MRC Epidemiology Unit,

University of Cambridge


Biography:

Eleanor is undertaking a Career Development Fellowship at CEDAR, working with Dr. Esther van Sluijs and Prof Martin White. Her research focuses on the trajectories of diet and dietary behaviours from adolescence to early adulthood.  She is investigating changes in diet and dietary behaviour over this period, and how such changes are linked to different life transitions, for example leaving education, entering employment, or changes in living arrangements.

She joined the Behavioural Epidemiology group at CEDAR in October 2015.  Prior to this she was an analyst working within the Health and Healthcare team at at RAND Europe where her research focus was in the field of public health and mental health. 

Previous work includes an analysis of young people's exposure to alcohol marketing, a review of the public acceptability of interventions to change alcohol drinking behaviour and an evaluation of the mental health peer support programme at Cambridge and Peterborough Foundation Trust. She has experience of both quantitative and qualitative research techniques. Prior to joining RAND, Eleanor worked as a researcher at the think tank 2020health where she undertook research on a variety of health and social care topics, including the harms relating to chronic alcohol consumption. Eleanor completed a Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge, following her MA in Natural Sciences, also at Cambridge.

Keywords

  • the trajectories of diet and dietary behaviours from adolescence to early adulthood
  • ways in which changes in diet are linked to different life transitions