MBChB, MSc (Global Health)
Pippa is an interdisciplinary researcher interested in planetary health and low-carbon transitions within the food system. She joined the CCRI in October 2020, bringing prior experience in Medicine and Global Health. Her project is supervised by Professor Damian Maye and Professor Julie Ingram (both at the CCRI), and supported by the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership for Wales (Wales DTP) in collaboration with DEFRA.
Her PhD research aims to explore how livestock farmers are responding to the problematisation of ruminant livestock in relation to climate change. This includes how farmers perceive interactions between livestock and climate, how these understandings impact their behaviour at the farm level, what structures constrain and enable different behaviours, and whether and how farmers are implementing specific solutions to address GHG emissions from livestock.
Outside academia, Pippa has worked as a consultant for the WHO Regional Office for Europe on topics including physical activity policy and the social determinants of childhood obesity. She recently provided editorial and project coordination support for a journal supplement scheduled to be published in Obesity Reviews in 2021. Pippa’s recent writing on her PhD topic can be found on her blog, Ruminations, linked above.
Whiting et al (2021), Physical inactivity in 9 European and Central Asian countries: an analysis of national population-based survey results. Eur. J. Public Health.
Buoncristiano et al (2021), Socio-economic inequalities in overweight and obesity among 6-9-year-old children in 24 countries from WHO European Region. Obes Rev.
Braunerová et al (2021), Waist circumference and waist to height ratio in 7-year old children – WHO Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative. Obes Rev. (2021)
Barbosa et al (2020), Physical activity and academic achievement: An umbrella review. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 17(16), 5972.
Simmonds and Vallgårda (2020), Stakeholder arguments in the UK meat tax debate: An interpretive policy analysis. Poster presentation at the Livestock, Environment and People (LEAP) Conference, University of Oxford (online), 8th December.
A number of CCRI researchers are authors of a chapter in a new book entitled ‘Researching People and the Sea: Methodologies and Traditions’.
Next week, the Annual Conference of The Agricultural Economics Society will be held online on 29th & 30th March. Three researchers from the CCRI will be participating in a variety of roles.
Would you like to gain work experience in a dynamic research team, carrying out academic research and consultancy projects for a wide range of clients? We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant (Placement Student) to support our work for 2020-2021.
Next month, Professor Damian Maye will be presenting at a Royal Geographic Society event that will be discussing the economic and social impacts related to COVID-19.
A new study of LEADER, commissioned by DG AGRI, is currently underway, led by a partnership of the CCRI in the UK, ÖIR (Austria) and ADE (Belgium). An online survey is available to collect experiences of those involved in LEADER.
The CCRI team have launched a mini-consultation for young people aged 18-25 years in eight rural areas across England. Participate to have your say and be in with a chance of winning our prize draw!