Institute of Health & Society

Staff Profile

Dr Frances Hillier-Brown

Research Associate


I am a public health researcher with strong interests in nutrition, obesity, and health inequalities. I currently work on the Norface funded grant 'HiNEWS' which examines health inequalities in Europe with partners in Norway, USA and Germany.

I am an experienced systematic reviewer and have been involved in complex intervention development and evaluation, using a range of mixed-methods. I have recently worked on the NIHR School for Public Health Research funded 'Foodscape' project and assisted in the development of the Public Health England funded the Equal North research and practice network. I previously managed the Food Standards Agency funded 'Community Challenge Project' that aimed to improve healthy eating and physical activity behaviours in adults living in Teesside.

I am a member of Fuse (The Centre for Translational Research in Public Health) and the Association for the Study of Obesity.