Jean Adams

Jean trained in medicine at Newcastle University before completing a PhD focusing on the role of biological ageing in socio-economic inequalities in health. She then won an MRC Health of the Population fellowship which supported her to complete an MSc in Health Psychology and a programme of research on the role of time perspective in socio-economic inequalities in health behaviours.Jean is currently involved in a range of work exploring issues around dietary public health and food policy – particularly focusing on food marketing, food retailing, cooking and how these factors interact with socio-economic position. Jean currently holds an NIHR Career Development Fellowship which funded a PGCert in Science Communication and an ongoing programme of research on the effectiveness and acceptability of financial incentives for encouraging healthy behaviours.

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