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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

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

HeLP - the Healthy Lifestyles Programme

Healthy Parent Carers

Publications

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

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), a novel school-based intervention to prevent obesity in school children: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

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)

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

The impact of active stakeholder involvement on recruitment, retention and engagement of schools, children and their families in the cluster randomised controlled trial of the Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP): A school-based intervention to prevent obes

Effectiveness of the Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP) to prevent obesity in UK primary-school children: a cluster randomised controlled trial

The impact of active stakeholder involvement on recruitment, retention and engagement of schools, children and their families in the cluster randomised controlled trial of the Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP): A school-based intervention to prevent obes

Intervention fidelity in the definitive cluster randomised controlled trial of the Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP) trial: findings from the process evaluation

Effectiveness of the Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP) to prevent obesity in UK primary-school children: a cluster randomised controlled trial

Effectiveness of the Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP) to prevent obesity in UK primary-school children: a cluster 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

Children’s compliance with wrist-worn accelerometry within a cluster-randomized controlled trial: Findings from The Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP)

Are We Overestimating Physical Activity Prevalence in Children?

Children’s Compliance With Wrist-Worn Accelerometry Within a Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial: Findings From the Healthy Lifestyles Programme

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Searching and Review Clinic

South Cloisters 1.47, St Luke's Campus, University of Exeter

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Child anxiety could be factor in school absences, research concludes

28 February 2019

New Exeter Medical School research, supported by PenCLAHRC and the Wellcome Trust, has found a...
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Partner in focus – Livewell Southwest

22 February 2019

As a partnership of NHS Trusts across Cornwall, Devon and Somerset, plus the Universities of...
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Social Prescribing - Cornwall and Plymouth Researcher in Residence

Theme: Healthy People, Healthy Environments

Evaluation work by a Researcher in Residence to assess implementation, reach, scope and acceptability of...
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ADAPT: Accelerated Design and Programme Testing

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

The research involves adapting aspects of Family Nurse Partnership, an evidence-based programme for young mothers...
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