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Dr Jean Adams

Dr Jean Adams

Programme Lead – Evaluation of population interventions in dietary public health,

UKCRC Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR),

MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge


Biography:

Jean Adams leads the Evaluation of Population Interventions in Dietary Public Health programme within the Dietary Public Health theme at the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR). 

She is currently involved in a range of work exploring issues around dietary public health and food policy – particularly focusing on food marketing, food retailing, cooking and how these factors interact with socio-economic position. She currently holds an NIHR Career Development Fellowship which funded a PGCert in Science Communication and an ongoing programme of research on the effectiveness and acceptability of financial incentives for encouraging healthy behaviours.

She trained in medicine before completing a PhD on the role of biological ageing in socio-economic inequalities in health. She then won an MRC Health of the Population fellowship to work on the role of time perspective in socio-economic inequalities in health behaviours; followed by an NIHR Career Development Fellowship to work on financial incentives for health behaviour change. During these fellowships Jean was appointed Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer, in Public Health at Newcastle University, working within Fuse – the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health. She has an active interest in science communication and spent 5 weeks working at The Times as a British Science Association Media Fellow in 2010.

Keywords

  • dietary public health and food policy
  • food marketing, food retailing, cooking and how these factors interact with socio-economic position