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Professor Margaret (Greta) Defeyter

Greta is Director of Healthy Living and Director of Business and Employer Engagement within the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Northumbria University. Her work has focused on young children’s reasoning about artifact origins, functions and identity.

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Dr Pamela L. Graham

Pam is Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow currently working on school and community based research within the Department of Social Work, Education & Community Wellbeing at Northumbria University.

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Louise Harvey-Golding

Louise Harvey-Golding is a PhD student within the Department of Psychology at Northumbria University. Working under the supervision of Professor Greta Defeyter and in collaboration with Public Health Blackpool, Louise is undertaking research which evaluates the impact of a universal free school breakfast initiative on social and behavioural outcomes in primary school children.

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Emily Mann

Emily Mann is a PhD student within the Department of Psychology at Northumbria University. Working under the supervision of Professor Greta Defeyter and Dr Lucy Grimshaw, Emily is undertaking research which evaluates the impact of holiday provision on children and their families.

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Jackie Shinwell

Jackie Shinwell is a PhD student within the Department of Psychology at Northumbria University. Working under the supervision of Professor Greta Defeyter and Dr Sharon Vincent, Jackie is undertaking research which evaluates the impact of holiday provision on children and their families.

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Dr Fiona Caple

Fiona is currently Director of Programmes in the Department of Applied Sciences in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Northumbria University.

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Dr Melissa Fothergill

Melissa Fothergill is a Sport and Exercise Psychology lecturer in the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences. She is also a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist.

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Dr Paul Davis

Paul is a Senior Lecturer in Sport Development, Management and Coaching in the Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation.

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Dr Julie Young

Julie is currently Programme Leader for Human Nutrition and for Food Science and Nutrition in the Department of Applied Sciences within the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Northumbria University.

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Dr John Lodge

Dr Lodge is Head of the Food and Nutrition Research Group in the Department of Applied Sciences at Northumbria University.

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Carole Marshall

Carole is a registered nutritionist and Senior Lecturer in Human Nutrition and Food Science in the Department of Applied Sciences within the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

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Dr Jamie Harding

Dr Jamie Harding is a Senior Lecturer in Research Methods in the Department of Social Sciences and Languages at Northumbria University.

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Dr Liz Atkins

Liz qualified as a psychiatric nurse in 1982, and practiced in psychiatry for a number of years before moving to teach in Further Education in the 1990s. Liz joined Northumbria University in 2015, having previously worked at Nottingham Trent University, the University of Huddersfield, and Federation University Australia. She is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Huddersfield.

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Justine Wilkinson

Justine is a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner currently working part time at Northumbria as a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Health / Health Studies within the Geography Department and part time at South Tyneside Council as an Environmental Health Officer.

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Eileen Birks

Eileen is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Public Health and Wellbeing and is a Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registered nurse, midwife and health visitor.

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Sarah Foster

Sarah Foster is a Graduate Tutor in the Department of Social Work and Communities, and is also a part-time PhD student within the Department of Psychology.

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