Career Development Fellow, Centre for Diet and Activity Research
Dr Thomas Burgoine is a Career Development Fellow in the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR). His current research interests include the applications of novel quantitative methods, especially GIS and advanced spatial statistics, to the field of obesogenic environment studies; environmental effects upon dietary and physical activity behaviours and how these translate into body weight; the accuracy of secondary data and its consequences for health research and the reliability of objective environmental exposure metrics in reality, amongst others.
After completing a Geography BSc in 2007 and Human Geography Research MA in 2008, both at Newcastle University, Thomas developed a focussed research interest on obesogenic environments – the effects of the environment upon diet, physical activity and body weight – the geography of these environments and their inherent environmental injustices. A PhD, also at Newcastle University, allowed him to pursue these research interests further, examining in particular the spatialities of the obesogenic environment in North East England.