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Dr Jenny Lloyd

Senior Research Fellow/HeLP Trial Manager

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.

Since 2008, I have led the development and evaluation of the Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP) through the 4 phases of the MRC framework from inception through to the definitive trial of effectiveness. The programme is a novel school-located obesity prevention intervention (funded by NIHR PHR) involving 1300 children and their families across Devon, which delivers healthy lifestyle messages using assessable and engaging delivery methods to encourage children to seek their parents support to effect change within the family. Key to engaging the children are the interactive drama activities which have been developed in collaboration with Headbangers Theatre Company.

I am also involved developing and supporting the evaluation of interventions for children’s oral health, summer sport and health programmes for disadvantaged children and local obesity management services.

I am particularly interested in capturing the mechanisms of behaviour change using process evaluation to inform the development of future interventions

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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

Projects

Tier 3 Weight Groups

HeLP - the Healthy Lifestyles Programme

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

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

Upcoming Events

Sep
27

Making sense of health research...

Plymouth - John Bull Building - SR4

An introduction to making sense of evidence   Introduction to Making Sense of Evidence During this talk a...
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Sep
28

Searching and Review Clinic

The University of Exeter, St Luke's campus, South Cloisters (Room 2.35)

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

Professor Rob Anderson wins prestigious book prize

15 September 2017

  Rob Anderson, Associate Professor of Health Economics and Evaluation, was one of the authors to...
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Job opportunity: Graduate Communications Assistant

04 September 2017

We are looking to recruit a Communications Assistant to support the Engagement, Research Information and...
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Stroke Association awards funding for stroke thrombectomy collaboration

16 August 2017

A study into a new and more effective treatment for acute stroke in England, carried...
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Research Projects

Improving the mental health of children and young people with long term conditions

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia

Systematic review evaluating the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of interventions aimed at improving the mental health...
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Cognitive Monitoring in Planned Arthroplasty Surgery Study (CoMPASS)

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

SWARM are developing a study looking at post-operative cognitive dysfunction (POCD). In an initial...
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Research Projects