Professor Ashley Adamson
Professor Ashley Adamson is Professor of Public Health Nutrition at the Human Nutrition Research Centre at the Institute of Health & Society, University of Newcastle.
After graduation in 1987 Ashley worked as a dietitian in the NHS before moving to Newcastle University as a Research Associate to work on the Northumberland cross sectional cohort studies with Prof Andrew Rugg-Gunn. She was awarded her PhD (a study of the changes in the diets of adolescents 1980-1990) from Faculty of Medicine Newcastle University in 1993. In 1992, Ashley moved back into clinical practice and worked in a number of community dietetic posts and in primary care in London. She returned to Newcastle University in 1995 to take up a post as Lecturer in the newly created Human Nutrition Research Centre to develop a research programme in Public Health Nutrition.
Involvement in the Public Health Research Consortium
- Member of the PHRC Project Management Group, 2011-
- Member of the PHRC Consortium Management Group, 2011-
- Principal Investigator: Obesity and Alcohol use: Is there a role for dually focused intervention in young adults (18-25) to tackle unhealthy eating and heavy drinking and effectively reduce future health inequalities?
- Co-Investigator: Research to support the evaluation and implementation of adult cooking skills interventions in the UK: Phase 1
- Co-Investigator: Research to support the evaluation and implementation of adult cooking skills interventions in the UK: pilot RCT with process and economic evaluation components: Phase 2
- Co-Investigator: Exploring the impact of removing less healthy food from retail checkouts
- Principal Investigator: The process and impact of change in school food policy on food and nutrient intake both in and outside of school
- Co-Investigator: The changing social patterning of obesity: an analysis to inform practice and policy development
- Co-Investigator: How do young people engage with food branding?