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Gina Wren

BSc, MRes

DPhil Candidate

Gina is a DPhil candidate in the Department of Primary Care Health Sciences under the supervision of Professor Susan Jebb, Dr Dimitrios Koutoukidis, and Dr Jadine Scragg. She is a 2021 Oxford-MRC DTP Enterprise iCASE scholar. Her doctoral research project focusses on using behavioural insights to improve the effectiveness of digital weight loss interventions. Her project is in partnership with Second Nature, a digital weight management service provider commissioned by NHS England. Over the course of her DPhil, Gina will focus on developing and testing new intervention components aiming to foster participant engagement.

Gina completed her MRes in Biomedical Research (Microbiome in Health & Disease) at Imperial College London. She graduated with a Distinction and was awarded the Faculty of Medicine Dean’s Prize. Prior to this, she graduated with a First Class BSc (Hons) in Natural Sciences from Durham University.

She has employment experience as an Analyst supporting investment and innovation in the UK Health & Life Science industry, and as a Research Assistant at Imperial College London investigating the role of dietary factors in hypertension.