Current work and interests
Caroline Kienast-von Einem is a PhD student funded by the ESRC Doctorial Training Partnership, co-supervised by Dr Jenna Panter, as well as by Dr Alice Reid at the Department of Geography. Her research focuses on the effects of the built environment on health behaviours, and in particular environmental interventions to promote physical activity. Areas of interest include the mechanisms by which environmental interventions operate, how to assess the effects of interventions, and how to account for the impacts of cohort attrition and migration.
Background and experience
Caroline completed a MA(Hon) in ‘Geography, Environment, and Society’, a 4-year interdisciplinary programme combining a range of urban planning, social science, and policy classes, at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. During her studies, she developed a strong interest in the effects of the built environment which she expanded into the health context and towards an epidemiological perspective by fulfilling a Master’s degree (MPhil) in Public Health at the University of Cambridge.