Rob is a Research Trainee in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York. Having recently completed an MSc in Health and Social Care, Rob has a strong interest in reducing health inequalities and improving health outcomes. He currently works on the auto-enrolment of free school meals project as part of FixOurFood, and has previously worked for Northumbria and Teesside University on various public health research projects, including Bring it on Brum! A Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme aiming to support children throughout holiday periods.
His research interests primarily relate to the impact of food insecurity on a broad scale, from individual households to the wider healthcare system, having investigated the potential relationship between food insecurity and adherence to prescribed diets (e.g. a gluten-free diet) for his MSc thesis. Rob also has an interest in nutritional interventions and how these can improve health outcomes and athletic performance, and previously completed a BSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Science before publishing research in this field.