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Dr Wendy Robertson



Associate Professor


WMS - Statistics and Epidemiology
University of Warwick
Tel: 024 7657 4660

Research Interests

Wendy Robertson's research interests are broadly in the areas of health promotion and health protection. She has just completed a randomised controlled trial of a parenting intervention for the treatment of childhood obesity, 'Families for Health', comparing this with usual care in three sites. Other areas of interest include the epidemiology of obesity in pregnancy and the methods for monitoring physical activity. In the area of health protection, she was involved with the investigation of a large outbreak of occupational respiratory disease (occupational asthma, extrinsic allergic alveolitis) at a factory which works with metal working fluid, and has maintained a research interest in this area. She is part of the West Midland's CLAHRC, contributing to the Prevention and Detection theme. Wendy is the Course Director of the Masters in Public Health and the co-lead for the Social and Population Perspectives Theme for the MBChB.


Wendy is an Associate Professor in Public Health at Warwick Medical School. Wendy graduated in Sports Science & Physical Education from the University of Loughborough in 1983, and then did an MPhil on the physiological responses in asthma to endurance running. She has also completed an MSc in Health Promotion from the University of Central England (2001) and a Masters in Public Health (MPH) from the University of Birmingham (2002). She obtained her PhD in 2010 from the University of Warwick. Her NHS career started in 1985 as a Clinical Scientist at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital. In 1992 she was appointed as a Health Promotion Specialist (No Smoking Co-ordinator) with Solihull Healthcare NHS Trust. In 2000 she became a Specialist Trainee in Public Health within the West Midlands Deanery, completing public health training in 2006. She is on the UK Public Health Register and was elected a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health in 2006.

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