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Jess is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Public Health and Community Care (CRIPACC), which is part of the School of Health and Social Work (HSK) at the University of Hertfordshire.

Her research focuses on ways to involve citizens in food research and food policies that promote healthier and more sustainable diets.

Jess's current research includes work on the SALIENT project, which is exploring how changes to various parts of the food system (including retail, community and catering sectors) can improve diet. Specifically, Jess works with public involvement groups who provide feedback and input on the various food systems interventions within SALIENT. 


Education/Academic qualification

Food Policy, PhD, Understanding children and young people’s participation in generating food environment actions to address child obesity in London: a focused ethnography, Centre for Food Policy, City, University of London, UK

Award Date: 11 Dec 2023

Public Health , MSc, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Award Date: 2 Sept 2019

Nursing Studies, BNurs, The University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 3 Jul 2018