Institute of Health & Society

Staff Profile

Laura Cutler

Research Assistant

Background

Background

After graduating from Lancaster University in 2011, I completed a Masters at Surrey University. I started working at Newcastle University as a research assistant in August 2012 on a study looking at how parents can be helped to recognise overweight in their children'.  I am currently completing a PhD which is linked to the study and will investigate parental perceptions of child weight status and parental reports of child Health-Related Quality of Life.

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology, Lancaster University
  • MSc Research Methods in Psychology, University of Surrey

Areas of expertise

  • Childhood obesity
  • Parental influences on children's diet and weight

Research

Research Interests

My research interests include parental influences on children's diet and childhood overweight.  I am currently working as a research assistant on the study 'How can parents be helped to recognise overweight in their children' and completing a PhD which will investigate parental perceptions of child weight status and parental reports of child Health-Related Quality of Life.

Publications