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Louise Harvey-Golding is a Senior Researcher in school and community food interventions, and PhD student, within the Department of Psychology at Northumbria University. In her research role at the university, Louise is currently delivering an online training programme for school and community breakfast club staff, in collaboration with Kellogg’s and Forever Manchester, and working on an evaluation of Premiership Rugby’s Something to Chew On and HITZ programmes. Louise has also undertaken an evaluation of Maker Faire UK and the impact on STEM related outcomes, in collaboration with the Life Science Centre.
Working under the supervision of Professor Greta Defeyter and Public Health Blackpool, Louise is also undertaking PhD research, which examines the social and behavioural outcomes associated with a universal free school breakfast initiative, in a highly deprived area of the UK. Louise has recently published two papers on her research into breakfast behaviours and school breakfast in Frontiers in Public Health.
Prior to these research roles, Louise obtained an in-depth knowledge of educational theory, policy and praxis, having gained considerable experience across the education continuum as a tutor, teacher and lecturer. Louise’s teaching specialisms include English, Functional Skills and Accelerated Learning, and working with learners with special educational needs and international students.
Louise gained her first degree, a First Class BA (Hons) Degree in English, for which she was awarded an academic achievement award, in 2008. Subsequently, Louise gained a PGCE, a Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching Literacy and a First Class Master’s Degree in Education, specialising in Special Needs and Inclusive Education, for which she was awarded a distinction.