Current work and interests
Jenny is the Study Coordinator for the Prevention in High Risk Groups programme’s NIHR Programme Grant on scalable behavioural weight management programmes for the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes. This programme of research includes the 5 year follow up of the WRAP trial and the Live Well With Diabetes Trial.
Background and experience
Before joining the MRC Epidemiology Unit in August 2017, Jenny worked at the MRC Human Nutrition Research Unit; first as a Research Assistant in the Nutrition and Bone Health research group for 5 years and then as the Trial Manager on the WRAP trial for 3 years, then latterly as the Unit’s Volunteer Suite and Clinical Studies Research Manager.
Jenny graduated from the University of Loughborough in 2008 with a degree in Human Biology and is completing a part-time Masters in Clinical Trials at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
- AL Ahern, GM Wheeler, P Aveyard, EJ Boyland, JCG Halford, AP Mander, JL Woolston et al. Extended and standard duration weight-loss programme referrals for adults in primary care (WRAP): a randomised controlled trial. The Lancet 2017, 389 (10085), 2214- 2225 DOI:10.1016/S0140-6736(17)30647-5
- MH Edwards, J Paccou, KA Ward, KA Jameson, C Moss, JL Woolston, MK Javaid, C Cooper and EM Dennison. The relationship of bone properties using high resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography to radiographic components of hip osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 2017, 25 (9) 1478- 1483 DOI:10.1016/j.joca.2017.03.011
- MH Edwards, KA Ward, G Ntani, C Parsons, JL Thompson, AA Sayer, EM Dennison and C Cooper. Lean mass and fat mass have differing associations with bone microarchitecture assessed by high resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography in men and women from the Hertfordshire Cohort Study. Bone 2015, 15 (81) 145- 151 DOI:10.1016/j.bone.2015.07.013