Dr Linda Penn
Research Associate

  • Email: linda.penn@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3809
  • Address: Institute of Health and Society
    Baddiley-Clark Building
    Richardson Road
    Newcastle University
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE2 4AX

I have recently been appointed to the Fuse PDRA post within the Healthy Ageing theme. I am looking forward to this opportunity to contribute to the development of the theme's research programme and to extend my research interests.

Alongside the Fuse post I retain my involvement with the on going development of the 'New life, New you' intervention for diabetes prevention in Middlesbrough. The original version of New life, New you and the culturally adapted version of the intervention, which engaged local Pakistani women, are retained as service provisions locally. The current work seeks to further extend the project specifically aiming to better engage men from local ethnic minorities.

I was a member of the NICE programme development group for PH38  'Prevention of type 2 diabetes: risk identification and interventions for individuals at high risk. I teach the diabetes prevention session in the Diabetes MRes programme.

Roles and responsibilities

Research Associate (Fuse PDRA and 'New life, New you' RA)


BSc (2.i)Physiology and Biochemistry with Subsidiary Chemistry (University of Reading)
PGCE (University of Lancaster)
MSc (Merit)Health Sciences (Newcastle University)

PhD Type 2 Diabetes prevention in High-risk Individuals: how might Effective, Equitable and Sustainable Service Provision be Achieved? (Newcastle University 2014) 


EASD, Diabetes-UK, SSM