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Academic Biography

Helen Moore is a Research Fellow, leading the day to day work of the Centre for Social Evaluation and Impact. Helen studied at Durham University, where she obtained a BSc (Hons) in Cell Biology. She followed that up with an MSc in Information Technology, and a PhD in Nutrition and Obesity both from Teesside University. Her PhD consisted of two Cochrane systematic reviews and an analysis of data from a large cohort of patients with Type 2 Diabetes.

Helen has worked on many different trials and evaluation projects examining subjects including Education, Nutrition, Obesity, Physical Activity, as a Lecturer in Research Methods, a Knowledge Transfer Partnerships Manager at Teesside University and, most recently, as the EPSRC Knowledge Exchange Manager at Durham University. 

Summary of Research Interests

Helen’s research focuses on public health, children and education, and is supported by both working to a) synthesise the currently available primary evidence into a review format (rapid reviews to systematic reviews) and b) develop and evaluate of interventions to prevent and treat obesity .

Research Projects & External Funding

You've Got This Intervention Mapping. Awarded March 2020. Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council. Total grant: £20,549. Principal Investigator. 

Enhancing Place-Based-Partnerships in public engagement. Awarded December 2019. UK Research & Innovation. Total grant: £27,585. Co-Investigator.

Evaluation of Heroin Assisted Treatment Pilot Programme. Awarded October 2019. Public Health Middlesbrough; Total grant: £6,434. Co-Investigator.

Piloting a consistent evidence-based messaging approach for health care professionals to support conversations on healthier weight before, during and after pregnancy. Awarded August 2019. Public Health England; Total grant: £24,999. Co-Investigator. 

Little Sprouts Evaluation. Awarded July 2019. Little Sprouts. Total Grant: £11,500. Co-Investigator.

Transforming the ‘foodscape’: development and feasibility testing of interventions to promote healthier take-away, pub or restaurant food. Awarded 2013. NIHR School for Public Health Research; Total grant: £446,646. Co-Investigator. 

Community pharmacy interventions for public health priorities: a systematic review of community pharmacy delivered smoking, alcohol and weight management interventions. Awarded 2013. National Institute for Health Research; Total grant: £143,147. Co-Investigator. 

Prevention of obesity in preschool years. Awarded 2012. National Institute for Health Research School for Public Health Research; Total grant: £133,313. Co-Investigator. 

Pre-schoolers in the Playground (PiP) - a pilot cluster randomised controlled trial of a physical activity intervention for children aged 18 months-4 years old. Awarded 2012. National Institute for Health Research; Total grant: £303,417. Co-Investigator. 

Tackling inequalities in obesity: How effective are public health interventions at reducing socio-economic inequalities in obesity amongst children and adults? Awarded 2011.  National Institute for Health Research; Total grant: £206,912. Co-Investigator. 

Community-based participatory research: ethics and outcomes. Awarded 2011. Arts and Humanities Research Council; Total Grant: £31842.72. Co-Investigator. 

Evaluation of child weight management services. Awarded 2010. NHS Stockton-on-Tees; Total Grant: £19,989. Co-Investigator. 

Fat and sugar intake and weight gain. Awarded 2009. World Health Organisation, Total grant: £19,396.13. Co-Investigator. 

ToyBox. Awarded 2009. EU Framework Programme 7, Total grant €3,906,940. Co-Investigator. 

ENERGY. Awarded 2008. EU Framework Programme 7, Total grant £3,779,048. Co-Investigator. 

TeesCAKE (Tees Consumption and Activity in Kids Experience). Awarded 2008. World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF UK). Total grant £129,879. Co-Investigator. 

Dance and Health. Awarded 2008. Dance City/Government Office North East, Total grant £6,873. Principal Investigator.

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Research Output

Consistent delivery of healthy weight messages to pregnant and postpartum women: A local resource implementation evaluation commissioned by Public Health England

Ells, L., Watson, P., Perumbakkam Subramanian, M. K., Moore, H., Newbury-Birch, D., Mann, G. & Sewell, K., 30 Apr 2020, (Accepted/In press) Teesside University. 71 p.

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    Determinants of change in accelerometer-assessed sedentary behaviour in children 0-6 years of age: a systematic review

    Azevedo, L., van Sluijs, E. M. F., Moore, H. & Hesketh, K., 27 Jun 2019, In : Obesity Reviews.

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    Feasibility and acceptability of a Takeaway Masterclass aimed at encouraging healthier cooking practices and menu options in takeaway food outlets

    Hillier-Brown, F. C., Lloyd, S., Muhammad, L., Goffe, L., Summerbell, C., Hildred, N. J., Adams, J. M., Penn, L., Wrieden, W., White, M., Lake, A., Moore, H., Abraham, C., Adamson, A. J. & Araújo-Soares, V., 22 May 2019, In : Public Health Nutrition. 22, 12, p. 2268-2278 11 p.

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    Omega-3 fatty acids for the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease

    Abdelhamid, A. S., Brown, T. J., Brainard, J. S., Biswas, P., Thorpe, G. C., Moore, H. J., Deane, K. H. O., Al Abdulghafoor, F. K., Summerbell, C. D., Worthington, H. V., Song, F. & Hooper, L., 30 Nov 2018, In : The Cochrane database of systematic reviews. 11, p. CD003177

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