- Public health nutrition
- Adolescent health
- Food environments
- Food policy
EACH-B - Engaging Adolescents in Changing Behaviour (researcher, funded by NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research, 2018-2023)
EACH-B is a cluster randomised controlled trial evaluating the effectiveness of an intervention of three linked elements: i) professional development for teachers including training in communication skills to support health behaviour change; ii) the LifeLab educational module comprising in-school teaching of nine science lessons linked to the English National Curriculum and a practical day visit to the LifeLab facility; and iii) a personalised digital app that involves social support and game features to promote eating better and being more active.
External roles and responsibilities
Sarah is a Registered Nutritionist (Public Health) with an interest in food environments, food policy and adolescent health. Since graduating from her undergraduate degree (BSc Nutrition) at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Sarah has been working as a research fellow at the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Centre at the University of Southampton. Sarah currently works on the Engaging Adolescents in Changing Behaviour (EACH-B study).
In 2023, Sarah completed her PhD entitled “The individual and interrelated roles of social environments and physical food environments on the food purchasing and dietary behaviours of adolescents”. This project combined GPS mapping, ecological momentary assessment, social network analysis and qualitative focus group data to understand how adolescents use and interact with the food environment.
- Best Oral Presentation - Sarah Shaw (2019)