University of Hertfordshire

Professor Wendy Wills

Director

Overview

Wendy Wills is Professor of Food and Public Health and Director of the Centre for Research in Primary and Community Care (CRIPACC), School of Health and Social Work. CRIPACC is world renowned for its inter- and multi-disciplinary research on older people's health and complext conditions; child, adolescent and family health; food and public health; and patient experience and public involvement in research http://www.herts.ac.uk/research/centres-and-groups/cripacc

In terms of her own research Prof Wills works at the interface of social science and public health particularly in relation to food and eating practices, food safety, weight/obesity and health. She has directed several major research grants, including for the ESRC and Food Standards Agency. She was formerly a member of the FSA's Social Science Research Committee and convenor of the British Sociological Association's Food Study Group. 

Prof Wills is Associate Dean Research for the School of Health and Social Work, a role shared with Professor Julia Williams.

See below for links to websites, blogs and films showcasing research and public engagement that Prof Wills is involved in:

http://www.foodprovisioninlaterlife.com - website and monthly blog relating to the food in later life project, funded by the ESRC and Food Standards Agency under the Global Food Security programme.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHqYzixQZrA&feature=youtu.be - this short film, funded by a UH research grant, brings to life our research on food and drink purchasing 'beyond the school gate'.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XrQySTRuIE  - see some of our 2016 public engagement activities from the Food and Public Health Research Unit.

Below are images from events that the Food and Public Health Research team have been involved in.

 

 

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