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Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

Wolfson Fellow

Dr Helen Moore, BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD

College Support & External Relations Officer (0.3FTE) of John Snow College
Post Doctoral Research Associate in the Obesity Related Behaviours (ORB) Research Group

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Helen Moore has a BSc (Hons) degree in Cell Biology from Durham University, an MSc Information Technology from Teesside University and a PhD titled "Advice on diet and body weight for the management of type 2 diabetes in adults from different socio-economic status groups" also from Teesside University. She is a member of the Association for the Study of Obesity.

Helen is an accomplished information scientist and is involved in research on obesity, measurement of food intake/physical activity, nutrition and physical activity within the UK school system and systematic reviewing.

Her current major research interests are the ESRC funded MOVE Project, the FP7 funded ToyBox Project, the NIHR funded Pre-schoolers in the Playground Project, the SPHR funded Foodscape Project and the continued development of the SNAP™ (Synchronised Nutrition & Activity Program) computer tool for measuring energy balance related behaviours. Helen is also involved in writing papers for recently completed projects including the WCRF UK funded TeesCAKE Project, the FP7 funded ENERGY Project and the NIHR funded Tackling Inequalities in Obesity Project. She, along with other researchers from the ORB research group, have also been working closely with the Catering Department to nutritionally analyse some of the meals provided for students and staff across the university.

She joined Durham University in October 2008, after working at Teesside University for six years in a variety of roles including a period of time in knowledge transfer and various obesity-based research projects.

Helen also works part-time for John Snow College as their College Support and External Relations Officer where her responsibilities include alumni, culture and fundraising.

PhD Supervision

 Marie-Claire Chamieh; Natalie Connor; Carla Habib Mourad;

Research Groups

Medicine, Pharmacy and Health, School of

Selected Publications

Books: reviews

Journal papers: academic

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Selected Grants

  • 2011: Inequalities in Obesity (£178062.00 from NIHR)