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Dr Lynne Kennedy

Academic Leader for Health and Medical Sciences; Senior lecturer in public health

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Public health, nutrition, health promotion, obesity

Biography

Dr Lynne Kennedy was previously a lecturer in Public Health (1994-2008) at the University of Liverpool where she acquired extensive experience in the planning, development and delivery of postgraduate programmes in public health. She has also been a member of the European Consortia for Public Health and Health Promotion in Europe for a period of five years, providing experience of public health in the European and international contexts. Dr Kennedy has considerable experience working in a public health nutrition consultancy role in the North West of England, where she was involved in setting up the North West Food and Health Task Force. A key role here was the development and implementation of public health nutrition strategies including the Obesity & Healthy Weight Strategy for North West England (population 6 million). Whilst at Liverpool she was successful in securing funding through the Wellcome Trust for a small pilot investigation into obesity referral pathways for children (Evans & Kennedy, 2006).

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Glyndŵr University Press Office
01978 293358 / 01978 293931
press@glyndwr.ac.uk

Dr Charlotte Hilton

Lecturer in public health

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Public health, exercise referral schemes, physical activity and mental health

Biography

Charlotte spent many years working within in-patient and community mental health settings before transferring this skill set to work within a public health environment. Charlotte designed, delivered and evaluated one of the first comprehensive exercise referral schemes in Nottingham and subsequently went on to design a quality of life measure specifically for exercise referral populations as part of her PhD. Charlotte was responsible for coordinating the Department of Health (DH) pilot study that investigated the feasibility of a physical activity care pathway within primary care and this pathway, termed ‘Lets get Moving’ (LGM), is now being integrated into routine primary care practice. Charlotte's research interests include physical activity and mental/physical health, evaluation of public health interventions, psychometrics, brief interventions and the integration of motivational interviewing into diverse behaviour change settings. Charlotte is a Chartered Psychologist and is also a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT).

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Contact
Glyndŵr University Press Office
01978 293358 / 01978 293931
press@glyndwr.ac.uk

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