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Professor Margaret (Greta) Defeyter

Greta is the Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Planning & Engagement) in the Faculty of Health & Life Sciences and Director of Healthy Living at Northumbria University. Her research focusses on food poverty, food insecurity, holiday hunger and school breakfast clubs.

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Dr Pamela L. Graham

Pam is Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow and Associate Director of Healthy Living. Pam currently works 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 Senior Researcher in school and community food interventions, and PhD student, within the Department of Psychology at Northumbria University.

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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 Zeibeda (Zeb) Sattar

Dr Zeibeda Sattar (Zeb) is a Senior Research Assistant in Healthy Living at Northumbria University. She is currently working with the Healthy Living research team with an interest in holiday hunger issues and the development and evaluation of complex health interventions to improve public health.

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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 Nancy Kelly

Dr Nancy Kelly is Associate Professor in Applied Social Psychology and Social Work in the Department of Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing 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.

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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 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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Sarah Foster

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

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