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- Lecturer in Physical Activity and Health
- Epidemiology & Public Health
- Institute of Epidemiology & Health
- Faculty of Pop Health Sciences
Abi obtained a First Class BSc (hons) in 2002, then a PhD in Developmental Medicine from the University of Glasgow in 2008. She joined the UCL Health Behaviour Research Centre in 2009 as a postdoctoral researcher, then began a lectureship in 2015.
Abi has a background in physiology and exercise science, with specific interests in physical activity for the prevention and treatment of chronic disease. She currently leads a programme of Cancer Research UK funded work examining health behaviour change in cancer survivors, including the ASCOT trial of a habit-based lifestyle intervention for breast, prostate and colorectal cancer patients, ‘MASCOT’ examining lifestyle in patients with multiple myeloma, and health behaviour change for teenage and young adults cancer survivors. She is one of the lead researchers on the Gemini twin birth cohort, with a particular interest in the genetic and environmental aetiology of physical activity, sedentary time and sleep. Additionally she is involved in a stream of work in collaboration with built environment researchers at the UCL Bartlett, examining how the built environment influences physical activity.
MSc Health Psychology
BSc Population Health
|01-SEP-2013 – 30-APR-2015||Senior Research Associate||Epidemiology and Public Health||UCL, United Kingdom|
|01-JAN-2009 – 31-AUG-2013||Research Associate||Epidemiology and Public Health||UCL, United Kingdom|