Institute of Health & Society

Staff Profile

Louis Goffe

Research Associate


Louis has been a researcher in the University since 2008. He has a BSc (Hons) in biology and ecology from The University of Edinburgh, MSc degree in geographical information systems (GIS) from the University of Leeds, and is currently on the final stretch of a PhD in public health on the subject of the role of takeaways in the obesity epidemic.

He has worked on a diverse range of projects and was based in the School of Biology for his first four years studying bumblebee behaviour in agricultural environments, primarily utilising his GIS and remote sensing skills. Since his move to the Institute for Health and Society he has focused on obesity and the environment, specifically our food environment, looking at the development and feasibility testing of interventions to promote healthier takeaway, pub or restaurant food. Additionally, he has contributed to projects in environmental epidemiology, sustainable diets, alcohol and obesity and dietary patterns analysis.