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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).


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.


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…


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


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.



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.



Jeremy Howick explores the health benefits of doing kind deeds.


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.

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