Dolly Theis is a PhD student at the MRC Epidemiology Unit. Her research focuses in on evidence-led policy, particularly how policymakers understand, view and engage with public health and epidemiological research, supervised by Professor Martin White and Dr Jean Adams.
Prior to joining the Unit, Dolly completed an MPhil in Public Health at the University of Cambridge, and previously worked as a policy researcher at the Centre for Social Justice think tank specialising in the link between childhood obesity and social deprivation. She has also held roles in Parliament as a researcher and was Programme Director for the Big Tent Ideas Festival 2018. Her undergraduate degree was in Politics with one year Russian language at UCL.