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Dr Sarah Jackson
1-19 Torrington Place
Tel: 02076795616
  • Research Associate
  • Epidemiology & Public Health
  • Institute of Epidemiology & Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences

Sarah obtained a first class honours degree in Psychology from the University of Sussex in 2009, and an MSc in Clinical Nutrition, with distinction, at Roehampton University in 2010. She joined UCL in 2010 as a research assistant before starting her PhD later that year investigating weight loss in overweight and obese older adults under the supervision of Professor Jane Wardle. Sarah completed her PhD in 2014, and now works as a research associate in the Health Behaviour Research Centre.

Research Summary

Sarah's research focuses on obesity, energy balance and health. Of particular interest are: 

  • the causes and consequences of obesity and weight change
  • the links between health-related behaviours and the onset and progression of chronic diseases, particularly cancer
  • the impact of chronic diseases on health and wellbeing
  • the ways in which social factors, such as discrimination and interpersonal relationships, influence health and wellbeing.

To do this work she makes use of large, population-based datasets including the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, the Health and Retirement Study, and the Health Survey for England.

Teaching Summary

PhD supervision

Teaching on the MSc Health Psychology course

Course coordinator for the Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods module of the MSc Health Psychology course

01-NOV-2013 Research Associate Epidemiology and Public Health UCL, United Kingdom
01-JUL-2010 – 31-OCT-2010 Research Assistant Epidemiology and Public Health UCL, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2014 PhD Doctorat – Psychology University College London
2010 MSc Master of Science – Nutrition Roehampton University
2009 BSc Bachelor of Science – Psychology University of Sussex
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