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Dr Wendy Robertson

Job Title
Associate Professor
Department
WMS - Statistics and Epidemiology
Phone
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.

Biography

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.

Title Funder Award start Award end
Centres for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care West Midlands (CLAHRC WM), Theme 3 Prevention and Detection Department of Health 01 Jan 2014 31 Dec 2018
Evaluation of the Coventry GP Alliance: Best Care, Anywhere: Integrating primary care in Coventry programme COVENTRY AND RUGBY GP ALLIANCE LIMITED 01 Nov 2015 31 Jul 2016
Amendment to main project (Excess treatment costs) fo Wolverhampton PCT: NIHR Obesity Call:A Randomised controlled trial evaluating the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness @ families for health,a family based childhood obesity managment intervention Wolverhampton City Primary Care Trust 01 Apr 2013 31 Mar 2014
Amendment to main project (Excess treatment costs) fo Warwickshire PCT: NIHR Obesity Call:A Randomised controlled trial evaluating the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness @ families for health,a family based childhood obesity managment intervention Warwickshire Primary Care Trust 05 Mar 2012 31 Dec 2013
RMRHS0073 - Amendment to main project (Excess treatment costs) for Coventry PCT: NIHR Obesity Call:A Randomised controlled trial evaluating the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness @ families for health,a family based childhood obesity managment intervention Coventry Primary Care Trust 05 Mar 2012 31 Dec 2013
NIHR Obesity Call:A Randomised controlled trial evaluating the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness @ families for health,a family based childhood obesity managment intervention delivered in a community setting for ages 7 to 11 National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Jan 2011 31 Dec 2013
One Body, One Life: Evaluation of a Weight Management Programme Using Neurolinguistic Programming Coventry Primary Care Trust 01 Jul 2008 30 Jun 2010
Childhood Obesity: Department of Health Public Health Initiative 2003; Stage 1 Department of Health 01 Sep 2004 30 Aug 2006