UKCO Hot Topics Faculty 2021

Dr Jean Adams

Jean Adams

University of Cambridge

I am a University Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader in the Population Health Interventions programme at the MRC Epidemiology Unit. My research focuses on population-level influences on, and interventions to improve, dietary public health. Recent examples of my research leadership include evaluations of the UK ‘soda tax’, and the impact of ‘junk free’ supermarket checkouts. I am currently leading evaluations of government policies on calorie menu labelling and food marketing restrictions, as well as the evaluative component of a large programme grant on food system transformation. My work regularly attracts national and international media coverage, has been cited in numerous government and non-governmental obesity strategy documents, and has led to invitations to give evidence to parliamentary committees. I am also Deputy Director of the Cambridge ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership and Academic Director of Cambridge’s MPhil in Population Health Sciences.

Join Dr Jean Adams at these UKCO Hot Topics Sessions

Date / Time Session Role

Session 2: The impact of Covid-19 on disease prevention and health inequalities


Session 3: Overview of talks and Panel Discussion/Q&A