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Child Health, Complex Systems, Behaviour Change
Older people are more than twice as likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer’s disease if they are...
A recently published study indicates that middle-aged adults with a history of problem drinking are more than twice as likely to suffer from severe memory impairment in later life.
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This learning has also led to the development of a novel school-based behaviour change intervention to prevent childhood obesity, the Healthy Lifestyles Programme. £1.35million was secured from NIHR to determine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of HeLP in a 32 school cluster RCT involving 1300 children.
Project aims to To develop and explore the effect of a whole-system Wellbeing on Ward (WoW) intervention framework to improve staff health and wellbeing of NHS ward staff.
A cluster randomised controlled trial, economic and process evaluation to determine the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of HeLP in preventing childhood overweight and obesity.
Connecting Communities: Research towards a leading edge theory & practice for Community Engagement. The objective of our research was to identify the initial conditions that facilitated the creation of enabling environments for community engagement.
Is the Healthy Lifestyle Programme an acceptable and feasible school-based intervention to prevent obesity? (Poster)
The development of a complex intervention for preventing childhood obesity: The Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP) (Poster)
The NCS-LSD cohort study: a description of the methods and analyses used to assess the long-term effectiveness of enzyme replacement therapy and substrate reduction therapy in patients with Lysosomal Storage Disorders