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Dr Rachel Tyrrell

Formerly at Lancaster University

Rachel Tyrrell

Research overview

Based in the Division for Health Research, I am currently working as part of the Lancaster and Liverpool Universities Collaboration for Public Health Research (LiLaC). LiLaC is a member of the School of Public Health Research (SPHR) funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). Here, I work on the Communities in Control Study; this is an evaluation of National-Lottery-funded Big Local, a complex intervention in community empowerment in 150 communities across England. My background is in public health nutrition; my PhD research explored the food environment of adolescents (Newcastle University, 2014). I have a particular interest in how the environment influences our ability to make healthy lifestyle choices. My research experience includes: interdisciplinary and mixed-methods approaches, working with young people to develop research methods, analysis of large quantitative datasets, conducting and analysing qualitative interviews, and planning service evaluations.

Thesis Title

Exploring adolescent food choice: A food environment perspecitve. Newcastle University, 2014

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