Areas of expertise
I am a clinical scientist who joined the Newcastle team from Australia in 2006. I have a specialist interest in how lifestyle influences lifelong health and wellbeing and chronic disease, particularly diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dementia and stroke.
Currently I lead programmes of research exploring what causes chronic disease and how lifestyle influences these. These more basic studies are accompanied by large translational programmes developing novel service pathways which deliver evidence based, scalable and reproducible lifestyle care pathways for people with chronic disease. I also have a specialist interest in the use of technology to help people live better and make better health decisions (digital health / mHealth).