I joined the South West Neonatal Network as the Data Research Analyst in 2019. Previous to joining the Network I had been working for thirteen years in various research roles. After completing a BSc in Nutrition and Public Health (University of Surrey) in 2005, I went on to work as a Research Assistant for the British Nutrition Foundation, a charity that aims to disseminate evidence-based nutrition science to the wider population.

In 2006 I moved to Bristol to carry out an MSc in Physical Activity, Nutrition and Public Health (University of Bristol), and stayed working at the University of Bristol until 2019. Roles at the university included working as a Project Manager for a randomised controlled trial to assess if a parenting programme could improve health behaviours in young children (TeamPlay), a Research Associate for an Avon area Network for the promotion of active ageing in the community (AVONET), analysis of the GP referral to Slimming World Scheme in Bristol, and delivering a physical activity intervention to patients suffering with depression (TREAD).

In 2019, I gained a PhD with a mixed-methods thesis investigating the communication of physical activity policy and guidelines for preschool aged children to parents (University of Bristol). I’m interested in finding ways to clearly and comprehensibly communicate complex data and I hope to use this experience in my role as Data Analyst.