- Gallagher Squires, C., Coleman, P., Reynolds, C. and Isaacs, A. (2023). Snacking practices from infancy to adolescence: parental perspectives from longitudinal lived experience research in England. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society.
- Zorbas, C., Browne, J., Chung, A., Peeters, A., Booth, S., Pollard, C. … Backholer, K. (2023). Shifting the social determinants of food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic: the Australian experience. Food Security, 15(1), pp. 151–170. doi:10.1007/s12571-022-01318-4.
- Isaacs, A., Neve, K. and Hawkes, C. (2022). Why do parents use packaged infant foods when starting complementary feeding? Findings from phase one of a longitudinal qualitative study. BMC Public Health, 22(1). doi:10.1186/s12889-022-14637-0.
- Isaacs, A., Halligan, J., Neve, K. and Hawkes, C. (2022). From healthy food environments to healthy wellbeing environments: Policy insights from a focused ethnography with low-income parents’ in England. Health & Place, 77, pp. 102862–102862. doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2022.102862.
- Squires, C.G., Coleman, P., Isaacs, A. and Hawkes, C. (2022). OP89 How can childhood obesity prevention policy be more effective and equitable following the COVID-19 pandemic? SSM Annual Scientific Meeting. doi:10.1136/jech-2022-ssmabstracts.88.
- Isaacs, A., Burns, N., Macdonald, S. and O’Donnell, C.A. (2022). ‘I don’t think there’s anything I can do which can keep me healthy’: how the UK immigration and asylum system shapes the health & wellbeing of refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland. Critical Public Health, 32(3), pp. 422–432. doi:10.1080/09581596.2020.1853058.
- Isaacs, A., Spires, M., Halloran, A. and Stridsland, T. (2022). Gathering data on food environments and food practices through photo elicitation in Copenhagen, Denmark: Implications for adapting the EAT-LANCET reference diet to local circumstances. Cities & Health, 6(3), pp. 511–527. doi:10.1080/23748834.2022.2078072.
- Neve, K.L. and Isaacs, A. (2022). How does the food environment influence people engaged in weight management? A systematic review and thematic synthesis of the qualitative literature. Obesity Reviews, 23(3). doi:10.1111/obr.13398.
- Backholer, K., Gupta, A., Zorbas, C., Bennett, R., Huse, O., Chung, A. … Peeters, A. (2021). Differential exposure to, and potential impact of, unhealthy advertising to children by socio‐economic and ethnic groups: A systematic review of the evidence. Obesity Reviews, 22(3), pp. 1–1. doi:10.1111/obr.13144.
- Isaacs, A., Squires, C.G. and Hawkes, C. (2021). How Is COVID-19 Shaping Families’ Relationships With Food and the Food Environment in England? A Qualitative Research Protocol. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 20, pp. 160940692199137–160940692199137. doi:10.1177/1609406921991371.
- Blum, N., Berlin, A., Isaacs, A., Burch, W.J. and Willott, C. (2019). Medical students as global citizens: a qualitative study of medical students’ views on global health teaching within the undergraduate medical curriculum. BMC Medical Education, 19(1). doi:10.1186/s12909-019-1631-x.
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Dr Anna Isaacs is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Food Policy. She is currently working on a series of projects for the NIHR-funded Obesity Policy Research Unit, exploring how food policies can better support positive nutritional outcomes, particularly in areas of deprivation. More broadly, Anna is interested in exploring how social, political, economic, and environmental factors shape experiences of health and wellbeing in different contexts, how these factors leads to health inequalities, and what policy can do to address this. She has expertise in a range of in-depth qualitative and participatory methods, and experience of working with diverse communities in areas of deprivation.
Anna is trained in public health and anthropological research methods. She completed her PhD at the Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow in January 2018.
- PhD, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, Oct 2013 – Jan 2018
Publications by category
- Squires, C.G., Isaacs, A., Coleman, P. and Hawkes, C. (2022). How can policies to reduce obesity be more effective and equitable following the COVID-19 pandemic? 15th European Public Health Conference Strengthening health systems: improving population health and being prepared for the unexpected 9-12 November, Berlin, Germany. doi:10.1093/eurpub/ckac131.239
Journal articles (11)
- Battersby, J., Gordon, J., Harris, J., Isaacs, A., Nisbett, N., Ranta, R. … Salm, L. Healthy Diets Depend on Equity and Justice: Understanding the Context in Brazil, South Africa, the UK, and Vietnam. Institute of Development Studies.
- Reynolds, C., Isaacs, A., Neve, K., Pereira, L., Sharpe, R. and Wells, R. (2020). Centre for Food Policy at City, University of London response to the EFRA committee enquiry COVID-19 and food supply.