Research Team

 

Kathryn Parkinson

Dr Kathryn Parkinson PhD, BA - Senior Research Associate

I am the project manager for the Gateshead Millennium Study. I have been involved since it began in June 1999 and was the initial recruiter of the families. I have a research interest in child growth including obesity, infant and child eating behaviour, maternal feeding practices and children's mental health and quality of life.

Laura Basterfield

Dr Laura Basterfield PhD, BSc - Research Fellow

I am responsible for measuring and analysing the physical activity of children in the study. I am interested in exercise and physical activity in general, and particularly to prevent childhood obesity. My previous work looked at the effect of exercise on intestinal cancer.

Angela Jones

Dr Angela Jones, PhD, BSc (Hons) - Research Associate

I am involved in the collection of data from the cohort by visiting them at their schools and colleges and at drop in sessions.  My background is in Human Nutrition and I have research interests in dietary intake across the life course, public health and child growth including obesity and its prevention. 

Maisie Rowland

Maisie Rowland, BSc- Research Assistant

I am responsible for data collection which involves seeing Gateshead Millennium Study participants in schools and at drop in sessions and taking their measurements. My main interests are nutrition, public health and dietary assessment and I will be looking more closely at the dietary aspect of the study.


Email
gms@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
0191 208 8896
Write to:
Gateshead Millennium Study, Human Nutrition Research Centre, Institute of Health & Society, Newcastle University, Baddiley-Clark Building, Richardson Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4AX