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Studying Lifecourse Obesity PrEdictors (SLOPE) Study
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Dr Sam Wilding BA, MSc, PhD

Research Fellow

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I am a Research Fellow for the Studying Lifecourse Obesity PrEdictors (SLOPE) project in Primary Care and Population Sciences at the University of Southampton. I am particularly interested in how geographical contexts affect health behaviours and outcomes. In my research, I address the consequences of living in ‘healthy’ and ‘unhealthy’ environments for birth outcomes and subsequent child health, and the effect of migration on the ability to identify the effect of places on health.

Sam received a BA in Social Policy from the University of Kent, before undertaking an MSc in Social Statistics and Demography at the University of Southampton. He then obtained funding to embark on a PhD on the relationship between health and internal migration at the University of Southampton with Professors David Martin and Graham Moon. During this time, Sam developed his interest and skills in understanding the relationships between health and place. Sam joined Primary Care and Population Sciences as a Research Fellow in 2017, working on the ‘Studying LifecOurse PrEdictors of obesity (SLOPE)’ project with Dr Nisreen Alwan, Miss Nida Ziauddeen and Professor Paul Roderick.

Research interests

Sam’s research interests include:

  • Investigating the associations between maternal and infant residential environments and subsequent child health and wellbeing
  • Exploring the determinants and consequences of internal migration, and their effects on the ability to identify and understand regional inequalities in health
  • The construction of built and environmental indicators which account for change over time, and the consequences for population health

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Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education

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