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


2017 - Senior Research Associate, UCL

2013 - 2017 Research Associate, UCL

2010 Research Assistant, UCL


2014 - PhD, Psychology, UCL

2010 - MSc, Clinical Nutrition, Roehampton University

2009 - BSc, Psychology, University of Sussex


Associate Editor at PLOS One

British Psychological Society

Society for Social Medicine

Research Summary

Sarah's research focuses on behavioural influences on health. Of particular interest are: (i) the causes and consequences of obesity and weight change; (ii) factors that influence smokers' motivation and attempts to quit; (iii) the links between health-related behaviours and the onset and progression of chronic diseases, particularly cancer; (iv) the impact of chronic diseases on health and wellbeing; (v) the ways in which social factors, such as discrimination and interpersonal relationships, influence health behaviours, health and wellbeing. To do this work she makes use of large, population-based datasets including the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, the Smoking Toolkit Study, the Health and Retirement Study, and the Health Survey for England.

Teaching Summary

PhD supervision

Teaching: MSc Health Psychology, BSc Human Sciences, MBBS

Course coordinator: Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods, MSc Health Psychology

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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