Current work and interests
Dolly Theis is a PhD student at the MRC Epidemiology Unit. Her research examines government policy processes and evidence use in England, particularly how policy entrepreneurs and policymakers influence policy processes to achieve policy change and how they understand, engage with and use public health and epidemiological research in the process. Dolly’s research is supervised by Professor Martin White and Dr Dennis Grube.
Background and experience
Prior to joining the Unit, Dolly completed an MPhil in Public Health and Epidemiology at the University of Cambridge, and previously worked as a policy researcher at the Centre for Social Justice think tank specialising in the link between childhood obesity and social deprivation.
Publications and posters
- Is Obesity Policy in England Fit for Purpose? Analysis of Government Strategies and Policies, 1992–2020. Dolly R. Z. Theis, Martin White. The Milbank Quarterly 2021 https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-0009.12498
- Differences in energy and nutritional content of menu items served by popular UK chain restaurants with versus without voluntary menu labelling: A cross-sectional study. Dolly R. Z. Theis, Jean Adams. PLOS One 2019 https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0222773
- Conference poster: What influenced the UK Government’s Childhood Obesity Plans (jpg)