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My PhD research focuses on the social implications of the Healthy Start Scheme in the UK. Through interviews with parents of young children my goal is to understand more about their food practices and challenges in eating a healthy diet and their perceptions of the Healthy Start vouchers. Interviews have also been conducted with healthcare workers who act as the gatekeepers for the scheme to understand their impressions. As participation rates have been falling dramatically in recent years, understanding potential unintended impacts of the scheme which may influence attitudes toward enrollment has become increasingly relevant.
- MSc Food Policy, City University of London, UK
- MBA, New York University, United States
- BA, Williams College, United States