PhD Candidate in the Centre for Diet and Activity Research, University of Cambridge
Rebecca is on the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, based at the Centre for Diet and Physical Activity at the University of Cambridge. She is supervised by Jean Adams and Esther van Sluijs.
Rebecca’s PhD examines how equity differences affect patterns and mechanisms of behaviour change in children and adolescents. Her research focuses on the descriptive epidemiology of physical activity behaviour in children and adolescents and the impacts of school-based interventions.
A third of children in the UK are overweight or obese by the time they reach primary school. Many other countries are facing the same issue, with a tenfold increase in the worldwide prevalence of childhood obesity over the...