Senior Lecturer in Dietary Public Health, Centre for Diet and Activity Research
Dr Jean Adams is Senior Lecturer in Dietary Public Health and co-leads the Population Health Interventions programme in MRC Epidemiology Unit and Centre for Diet and Activity Research. She is involved in a range of work exploring influences on and interventions to improve dietary public health – including food marketing, food retailing, cooking and how these factors interact with socio-economic position.
Dr Adams 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. During this fellowship, she was appointed Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer, in Public Health at Newcastle University, working within Fuse – the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health. Dr Adams has an active interest in science communication and spent 5 weeks working at The Times as a British Science Association Media Fellow in 2010.