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Geography and Environmental SciencePostgraduate study

Ms Hannah Barker (Barnes) MSc, BN

Postgraduate research student

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Hannah has an MSc in Public Health and experience working as a research assistant since 2015 in Health Sciences at the University of Southampton. This enabled acquisition of key skills required to undertake a PhD i.e. publication of academic work, literature review and critical appraisal, study design, implementation, data collection and analysis.

These experiences prompted a delight for working in research - opportunity to read, solve problems in novel ways and expand learning while making some difference to the world are all appreciated aspects.

Hannah’s research interests include health geography, public health, food waste, food security, behaviour change, environmental impact, nutrition and policy implementation.

Hannah commenced a PhD in 2020, funded by the SCDTP ESRC, aligned with her research interests. Topic: Optimising householders’ food behaviour for public health outcomes, food security and climate change.


MSc Public Health. Distinction. University of Southampton, Faculty of Medicine.
2013-2014. BN (Hons) First.

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Previous research projects

Validation of health survey 2019-2020

Frequency of Observation Schedule - Prof Peter Griffiths

Safer and more efficient vital signs monitoring to identify the deteriorating patient: An observational study towards deriving evidence-based protocols for patient surveillance on the general hospital ward. 2018-2019

Implementation, impact and costs of policies for safe staffing in acute trusts  - Prof Jane Ball 2016-2018

Creating Learning Environments for Compassionate Care (CLECC): a feasibility study  - Prof Jackie Bridges

A mixed methods study to evaluate the feasibility of an intervention targeted at developing the relational capacity of hospital ward nursing teams. 2014-2016.

Research interests

Health Geography; Public Health; Food Waste; Food Security; Behaviour Change; Environmental Impact; Nutrition; Policy Implementation.

Research project: Optimising householders’ food behaviour for health outcomes, food security and climate change

Supervisors: Dianna Smith, Pete Shaw, Beth Richards

Funding: South coast doctoral training partnership SCDTP; Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 

Research group

Population, Health and Wellbeing (PHeW)

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