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Senior Researcher, CPNP
Gill joined the British Heart Foundation Research Group, now known as the Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention (BHF CPNP), in January 1998. She is a Registered Nutritionist (Public Health) with an interest in research and policy aspects of health promotion and nutrition. She has a particular interest in structural and environmental influences on dietary behaviour and in the prevention of overweight and obesity.
Gill's current work relates to understanding how front of pack labelling schemes influence food purchasing decisions. She is involved in identifying success and failure factors for the implementation of multi-level intervention approaches to the prevention of obesity in Europe. She has also been involved in investigating the role of local authorities in promoting health and in exploring how the local environment influences food purchases for adolescents on their journeys to and from school.
Previously, Gill worked for the Health Education Authority, as an independent consultant and within general practice. She has experience in evaluation, working with clients around eating behaviour change, in designing and delivering training and in writing nationally used health promotion materials for professionals and the public.
Exploring the opportunities for food and drink purchasing and consumption by teenagers during their journeys between home and school: a feasibility study using a novel method.
Cowburn G. et al, (2016), Public Health Nutr, 19, 93 - 103
Guest Commentary: Fat and other taxes, lessons for the implementation of preventive policies
Caraher M. and Cowburn G., (2015), Preventive Medicine, 77, 204 - 206
Guest Commentary: Fat and other taxes, lessons for the implementation of preventive policies.
Caraher M. and Cowburn G., (2015), Prev Med, 77, 204 - 206
Protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial of an intervention to increase the use of traffic light food labelling in UK shoppers (the FLICC trial).
Scarborough P. et al, (2015), Pilot Feasibility Stud, 1
A systematic review of the influence of the retail food environment around schools on obesity-related outcomes.
Williams J. et al, (2014), Obes Rev, 15, 359 - 374