Research Study Assistant
Work and interests
Corinna joined the FRESH study in February 2018 as a Research Assistant, having developed a strong interest in public health research especially involving children and families. She left the Unit in August 2018.
Background and experience
Corinna qualified as a registered children’s nurse in 2006 and has practised primarily in community based and health education nursing roles in various locations in England, Northern Ireland and Australia.
She fulfilled the challenge of successfully setting up and running an Aboriginal child health clinic in Northam, Western Australia, a small rural town that required substantial improvement to this area of nursing provision.
Corinna completed her BA (Hons) Nursing at John Moore’s University in Liverpool (2006) and has since studied various Masters level modules in public health, health promotion, women’s health and the health, social and economic factors influencing children and young people. She hopes to consolidate these modules, complete her dissertation and achieve a Masters degree qualification in the near future.
Corinna is particularly interested in diet and physical activity levels in pre-school children compared with parenting styles and parental attitudes and the subsequent effects on children’s health in later life.