An intervention to protect young children in Malaysia from obesity will be conducted in a two-year £300,000 feasibility study in collaboration with five establishments.
Posted: 14 December 2016
The research project due to start in January 2017 will be led by a team of Roehampton academics from the Department of Psychology and Life Sciences, Dr Leigh Gibson, Professor Cecilia Essau, and Dr Sue Reeves, funded by a Medical Research Council grant worth £300,000.
According to the British Medical Journal, The Lancet, Malaysia is suffering from obesity more than any other South East Asian country and the World Health Organisation has recently emphasised the importance of intervening in young children’s health behaviours to prevent obesity. This two year study will establish an intervention for children in pre-school that can contribute to ensuring they establish healthy habits and reduce their overall risk of becoming obese and suffer from diseases caused by obesity. This follows from Dr Gibson’s work on a similar intervention in European kindergartens.
The University of Roehampton will be working with five Malaysian collaborators including Prof. Poh Bee Koonbased in Kuala Lumpur and Sarawak, as well as partners at Durham University and Harokopio University, Athens.
Psychology expert confirms new app is effective for people with anxiety and agoraphobia
Psychology Reader, Dr Elias Tsakanikos evaluated the effectiveness of a new app to improve people’s lives who suffer from agoraphobia.
Posted: 16 March 2017
Reader discusses mental health research with Duke and Duchess
Dr James Davies from Roehampton's Department of Life Sciences addressed The Guild of Health Writers and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at The Anxiety Epidemic event in February, calling for a change in the way psychological distress is understood and managed in the NHS.
Posted: 28 February 2017
Sky News Interviewed Psychology Alumna in Supreme Court Case ruling
Sky News recently interviewed Psychology alumna from the University of Roehampton, Layla Harding, a campaigner for people living with disabilities. She responded to the Supreme Court ruling regarding who had priority on buses, wheelchair users or people with buggies.
Posted: 14 February 2017