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Meat your persona: talking to Oxford's shoppers

The LEAP team have been talking to shoppers to learn more about their meat and dairy consumption and to share the results of their research into the environmental and health impacts with the public.

Helping smokers quit: financial incentives work

Financial incentives for smoking cessation come in all shapes and sizes, but do they work? Writing in the Conversation, Dr Jamie Hartmann-Boyce reviews the evidence with Dr Caitlin Notley.

Eight myths about meal-replacement diets debunked

Senior Researcher in Diet and Obesity Nerys Astbury has published an article in The Conversation addressing eight common concerns about the use of meal-replacement diets.

Five ways to encourage people to reduce their meat intake – without them even realising

DPhil Student Filippo Bianchi gives five tips from research that might help people to eat less meat.

Ten strategies to lose weight - backed by new research

Senior Researcher Jamie Hartmann-Boyce writes about the top ten strategies used by dieters to lose weight, uncovered through the Oxford Food and Activity Behaviours Study (OxFAB).

“You’ve got pre-diabetes.” What does the patient do next?

Diabetes prevention is a national priority, and those on the pathway to diabetes are now given the diagnosis "pre-diabetes" to encourage lifestyle changes that improve their outlook. But what's the reality for those given a diagnosis? NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow and DPhil Student Eleanor Barry writes about her latest research looking at how behaviours change following a pre-diabetes diagnosis, spotlighting a range of social and cultural factors for policymakers to consider.

Eating for an environmentally sustainable future

Helen Adams, Public Engagement Coordinator for the Livestock, Environment and People (LEAP) project, introduces the project and writes about the team’s first foray into public engagement at Super Science Saturday in March 2018. Outreach is not just a lot of fun, but can help influence the research too…

Are you trying to lose weight? Make it a success with science, scales and apps

DPhil student Kerstin Frie takes us on a whistle stop tour of weight trackers and compares their features and user reviews.

Let's Talk About Weight

Kate Farrington interviews SPCR doctoral student Charlotte Albury, who is a contributing author on Public Health England's step-by-step guide to conversations about weight management with children and families for health and care professionals.

Diet, identity and dopamine

Chef Tom Kerridge visited Oxford during this year's Oxfordshire Science Festival to talk about his diet with Professor Susan Jebb and an audience at the Sheldonian Theatre. Rebecca Nourse gives us the lowdown.

Why doing good can do you good

Jeremy Howick explores the health benefits of doing kind deeds.

ALL for public consumption

The public can take many roles in research - particularly in projects where the aim is to co-create. Dr Lindson-Hawley describes her experience of engaging the public in their many forms in a project aiming to set new priorities for tobacco addiction researchers.

Trials, tobacco and talking points

Ben Cranfield gives us a flavour of some of the projects he has been working on in the department.

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