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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

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.NIHRSchool 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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Projects 2008 2009

Research Output 2003 2019

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Child Behavior
Longitudinal Studies
Contracts
Reward
Motivation
103 Downloads (Pure)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Cooking
Food
Food Deprivation
England
Costs and Cost Analysis
37 Downloads (Pure)

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

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
File
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Primary Prevention
Secondary Prevention
alpha-Linolenic Acid
Cardiovascular Diseases
4 Citations (Scopus)
84 Downloads (Pure)

A description of interventions promoting healthier ready-to-eat meals (to eat in, to take away, or to be delivered) sold by specific food outlets in England: A systematic mapping and evidence synthesis

Hillier-Brown, F. C., Summerbell, C. D., Moore, H. J., Wrieden, W. L., Adams, J., Abraham, C., Adamson, A., Araújo-Soares, V., White, M. & Lake, A., 19 Jan 2017, In : BMC Public Health. 17, 93, 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Fast Foods
England
Food
Portion Size
Literature
55 Downloads (Pure)

Determinants of Change in Physical Activity in Children 0-6 years of Age: A Systematic Review of Quantitative Literature.

Hesketh, K. R., O'Malley, C., Paes, V. M., Moore, H., Summerbell, C. D., Ong, K. K., Lakshman, R. & van Sluijs, E. M. F., Jul 2017, In : Sports Medicine.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Exercise
Organizational Policy
Motor Skills
Social Sciences
Health Behavior