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Dr Pamela L. Graham

Pam is Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow currently working within the Department of Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing at Northumbria University. Pam is particularly interested in child and adolescent development and family health & wellbeing and has conducted research predominantly investigating the impact of school and community food interventions on various outcomes for children and families.

Working under the supervision of Professor Greta Defeyter, Professor Riccardo Russo and Dr Caroline Reynolds, Pam recently completed her PhD titled: 'Breakfast clubs, social relationships and behaviour'. She has also worked on numerous research projects including work funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Blackpool Council and Kellogg's. At present, Pam is involved in the development and implementation of an online training programme for school and community breakfast club staff across the UK. She is also working on an evaluation of Premiership Rugby's Something to Chew On and HITZ programmes.

Prior to beginning her PhD, Pam spent time working within primary and secondary education taking on a variety of roles including Learning Support and Social Inclusion Assistant. She also spent time volunteering as a mentor for Barnardo's.

Professional Memberships:
Chartered member of the British Psychological Society
Media and Graphics Officer for the British Psychological Society North East of England Branch (2014-2016)
Ordinary committee member for the British Psychological Society North East of England Branch (2013-2014)
Postgraduate committee member for the British Psychological Society Developmental Section (2010-2011)
Member of Fuse: Centre for Translational Research in Public Health (2010-Present)

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