University of Hertfordshire

Professor Wendy Wills



Wendy Wills is Director of the Centre for Research in Primary and Community Care (School of Health and Social Work). The Centre 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; patient experience and public involvement in research; and evidence based practice

In terms of her own research Prof Wills works at the interface of social science and public health in relation to food, food safety, eating, weight/obesity and health. She leads the food and public health research programme and 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 the Athena SWAN Champion for the School of Health and Social Work. The School holds a Bronze award for its work on gender representation.

See below for links to websites, blogs and films showcasing research and public engagement that I am involved in: - 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. - this short film, funded by a UH research grant, brings to life our research on food and drink purchasing 'beyond the school gate'.  - 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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