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Staff Profile

Dr Jenny Lloyd

Senior Research Fellow in Child Health

Kath Maguire

I am a mixed methods researcher specialising in the development and evaluation of complex behavioural interventions to improve the health and wellbeing of children and their families; ensuring that stakeholders are actively involved in both trial and intervention design from the outset. I am particularly interested in the science of complex adaptive systems and how best to develop programmes that consider the complexity of social systems as well as how best to capture the way in which interventions change relationships, displace existing activities and redistribute and transform resources.

I am involved in number of health service research projects to promote healthy lifestyles, wellbeing and resilience with children, parents and adults using a variety of research methods, from systematic reviews, randomised controlled trials and qualitative research designs.

I have spent a number of years leading the development and evaluation of an NIHR PHR funded school-based obesity prevention programme (HeLP) from its inception through to the definitive trial of effectiveness (completed in October 2016), involving 1,300 children and their families across Devon.

 

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Contact by phone
01392 722972

Employed by
University of Exeter

Areas of expertise
Development and evaluation of complex interventions, process evaluation, childhood obesity

External links
Trial Manager for the Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP)

Supporting the development and evaluation of a Tier 3 obesity group-based weight management programme within the NHS

Projects

HeLP - the Healthy Lifestyles Programme

How can schools best support parents' engagement in their children's learning?

Publications

Evidence, theory and context a using intervention mapping to develop a school-based intervention to prevent obesity in children

Behavioural and weight status outcomes from an exploratory trial of the Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP): A novel school-based obesity prevention programme

The Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP) – An overview of and recommendations arising from the conceptualization and development of an innovative approach to promoting healthy lifestyles for children and their families.

Qualitative findings from an exploratory trial of the Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP) and their implications for the process evaluation in the definitive trial

Uptake, retention and engagement of children participating in the cluster randomised controlled trial of the Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP)

Qualitative findings from an exploratory trial of the Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP) and their implications for the process evaluation in the definitive trial

Trial baseline characteristics of a cluster randomised controlled trial of a school-located obesity prevention programme; the Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP) trial

Systematic review of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of weight management schemes for the under fives. A short report

Systematic review of the effectiveness of weight management schemes for the under fives

The development, feasibility and acceptability of a school-based obesity prevention programme: results from three phases of piloting

The Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP), a novel school-based intervention to prevent obesity in school children: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Detailed statistical analysis plan for a cluster randomised controlled trial of the Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP), a novel school-based intervention to prevent obesity in school children

Cluster randomised controlled trial and economic and process evaluation to determine the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of a novel intervention [Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP)] to prevent obesity in school children

Creating Change that Counts: Evidence-led Co-creation as a Pathway to Impact

Upcoming Events

Sep
27

Searching and Review Clinic

Room N14, ITTC Building, Plymouth

These clinics have been set up to help the PenCLAHRC Evidence Synthesis Team to manage and respond...
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Nov
16

Making Sense of Health Research...

Buckfast Abbey

  SAVE THE DATE Making Sense of Health Research Annual Conference 16th November 2018 You are invited to attend...
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News

Professor Ken Stein appointed Director of the NIHR Systematic Reviews Programme

18 July 2018

PenCLAHRC’s Deputy Director, Professor Ken Stein, has been appointed as Programme Director for the NIHR Systematic Reviews (SR)...
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Celebrating positives in the classroom may improve child behaviour and mental health

18 July 2018

Training teachers to focus their attention on positive conduct, and to avoid jumping to correct...
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Addressing the problem of hospital bed blocking

17 July 2018

A new study has questioned assumptions about the best way to stop unnecessary admissions and...
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News

Research Projects

UNTEST

Theme: Diagnostics & Stratified Medicine

How can we help GPs make better use of thyroid function tests?
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Sharing Evidence Routine for a Patient Centred Plan of Action (SHERPA)

Theme: Person-Centred Care

This project aims to offer a structured approach for GP trainees to manage consultations with...
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Research Projects