Prof Margaret (Greta) Defeyter

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Prof Margaret (Greta) Defeyter

Greta has been at Northumbria University since 2003. The Healthy Living Lab is a multi-disciplinary lab and includes over 20 academic colleagues from disciplines ranging from health economics, nutrition, psychology, social work, sociology, sports science, sports psychology, and law. Her current research interests are in food poverty, holiday hunger and food insecurity.
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Prof Paul Stretesky

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Prof Paul Stretesky

Paul B. Stretesky is Professor of Criminology and Research Lead in the Department of Social Sciences and Languages at Northumbria University Newcastle. He received his PhD from the Florida State University and has studied environmental justice and crime for the past 17 years. Professor Stretesky’s research has been funded by governments and non-profit organizations and he has published five books and over 70 peer reviewed research articles and book chapters.
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Eilish Crilley

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Eilish Crilley

Eilish is a PhD student within the Healthy Living Lab at Northumbria University. Working under the supervision of Professor Greta Defeyter and Dr Nancy Kelly, Eilish is undertaking research, which evaluates the impact of Kitchen Social; a holiday provision programme funded by the Mayor’s Fund for London.
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Sarah Foster

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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. Working under the supervision of Professor Greta Defeyter and Dr Robbie Duschinsky, Sarah is undertaking research exploring the application and implications of attachment theory to child welfare practice.
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Dr Jamie Harding

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Dr Jamie Harding

Senior Lecturer in Research Methods in the Department of Social Sciences and Languages at Northumbria University. He teaches quantitative and qualitative research methods at undergraduate and postgraduate level. His main research interests are homelessness and social exclusion: he has undertaken funded projects on rough sleeping, young people and homelessness, long term use of temporary accommodation and housing difficulties of released prisoners.
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Dr Nancy Kelly

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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. Nancy is committed to multidisciplinary research and has a background in engaging with organisations and groups in order to better understand judgment and decision making, peoples lived experiences of phenomena and implications for social policy and practice.
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Emily Mann

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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

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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 Seraphim Alvanides

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Dr Seraphim Alvanides

Seraphim is an urban social geographer, with expertise in quantitative methods and Geographical Information Systems and Science (GIS/Sc). His earlier research interests involve the analysis of population census data in order to identify patterns of social deprivation and health inequalities. His more recent work concerns obesogenic environments, such as availability of food outlets and physical activity opportunities, in the context of social/environmental justice.
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Dr Mike Long

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Dr Mike Long

Mike is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at Northumbria University.
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Dr Zeibeda (Zeb) Sattar

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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Jane Brough

Jane Brough

Jane Brough is a PhD student with the Department of Art, Design and Social Sciences. Working under the supervision of Dr Jamie Harding, Dr Rachael Chapman and Dr Siobhan Daly Jane is undertaking research into food banks and food poverty with a focus on the motivation of volunteers.
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Dr Adrian Clear

Dr Adrian Clear

Adrian Clear is Vice Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow in Digital Living in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Northumbria University. His primary research area is Human-Computer Interaction and has specific expertise in designing digital technologies for food and sustainability in everyday life.
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Sharon Vincent

Sharon Vincent

Sharon Vincent is a Reader in Child Welfare. She is co-lead of the Social Justice and Health Equity for Marginalized Groups Multi-Disciplinary Sub-theme and Ethics lead within the Department of Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing. She has over 20 years’ experience of conducting research in child welfare and child protection
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Dr. Paul Anthony Potrac

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Dr. Paul Anthony Potrac

Paul is a Professor of Sport Coaching in the Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation at Northumbria University. His teaching and research focus on the social and embodied nature of sports work, inclusive of the paradoxes, challenges, and complexities that sports workers (e.g., managers, coaches, instructors, and athletes) encounter in their day-to-day practice.
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