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Researcher, Physical Activity Programme
Karen Milton has been a researcher within the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Centre on Population Approaches for NCD Prevention since January 2015. Prior to commencing this role she worked as a post-doctoral research fellow in public health at the University of Sydney, Australia.
Karen has over 10 years’ experience in physical activity and public health, across measurement, interventions, evaluation, and policy. Her primary research interest is in population approaches to physical activity promotion through different sector and multi-sectoral approaches, and how to translate effective interventions into national policy and action.
Karen is a Board member of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health, a Steering Committee member for the European Network for Health Enhancing Physical Activity (HEPA Europe), and a member of the UK Chief Medical Officer’s Expert Committee for Physical Activity. She has also acted as an advisor to a range of national and international health promotion agencies including the Australian Heart Foundation, the Department of Health in England, and the World Health Organization (Regional Offices for Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean and WHO Headquarters, Geneva).