Public Health Interventions
Under the direction of Professor Margaret (Greta) Defeyter, our award winning Healthy Living Lab focuses on public health interventions; including school and community breakfast clubs; holiday hunger, nutrition within schools and the workplace; and the associations between nutrition, cognition and physical activity.

Healthy Living continues to inform and advise the public and a host of professionals including policy makers, academics, businesses and local councils on health-related issues in an attempt to bridge the gap between scientific research findings, policy and practice.


Public Engagement Award 2017

Prof Greta Defeyter and Dr Pamela L. Graham were awarded the BPS North of England Branch Public Engagement Award in 2017 for their research in the areas of School Breakfast Clubs and Holiday Hunger.

Childrens Food Award 2016

Prof Defeyter was awarded the Food Heroes Award from Sustain for her research and educational resources on school breakfast clubs and holiday hunger.

Delivering Public Health Impact
The Healthy Living Lab have a longstanding reputation for both research, knowledge transfer and public engagement. The team have led a number of multidisciplinary user-led research projects focusing on the benefits of school breakfast clubs, and holiday hunger. The Healthy Living team highly value public engagement and knowledge transfer. Through numerous public engagement activities we have been able to share our knowledge and skills while learning from those our research, training and evaluation has an impact upon.