Current work and interests
Emma is a PhD student with the Growth and Development programme on a 3+1 studentship from the Medical Research Council, supervised by Dr Ken Ong. Her research examines the genetic and environmental determinants of eating behaviour. During the first year of her studentship, Emma was awarded an MPhil in Epidemiology from the University of Cambridge. The title of her thesis was: Body composition phenotypes associated with body mass index-related genetic variants.
Background and experience
Prior to joining the Unit, Emma graduated from the University of Oxford with a First Class honours degree in Human Sciences (2012) and a research MSc in Psychiatry (2014). Her MSc thesis explored the potential utility and design of internet-based early interventions for eating disorders and she remains interested in potential of digital technologies to support behavioural change. Emma has also worked as a research assistant at the University of Oxford’s Department of Psychiatry at the Centre for Research on Eating Disorders at Oxford (CREDO). Beyond her studies, Emma has represented both Oxford and Cambridge University in the Oxford-Cambridge Lightweight Women’s Boat Race.
- E A D Clifton, , F R Day, E De Lucia Rolfe, N G Forouhi, S Brage, S J Griffin, N J Wareham and K K Ong. Associations between body mass index-related genetic variants and adult body composition: The Fenland cohort study. Int J Obes (Lond). 2017 Feb 14. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2017.11.