Hannah Forde is a PhD student co-funded by Public Health England (PHE) and the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership at Cambridge. She is supervised by Dr Jean Adams and Professor Martin White based in CEDAR, in addition to Dr Felix Greaves and Dr Louis Levy based in PHE.
Hannah pursued her undergraduate degree in Economics and Statistics at the University of St Andrews, following which she spent three years working in market and social research in both London and Edinburgh. During this time, she developed an interest in public policy and interventions specifically relating to physical activity and diet, which prompted her completion of a Master’s degree in Nutrition, Physical Activity and Public Health at the University of Bristol. While completing this Master’s programme, her research explored the reception of interventions that endeavour to reduce sugar consumption.
Hannah’s PhD will examine the impact of the UK Soft Drinks Industry Levy, to be implemented in 2018, on the extent and nature of soft drinks marketing. Her work takes place alongside a larger evaluation of the UK Soft Drinks Industry Levy.