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, the GLoW trial and the SWiM-C and SWiM feasibility studies.
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.
- Ahern AL, Woolston J, Wells E, Sharp SJ, Islam N, Lawlor ER, Duschinsky R et al. Clinical and cost-effectiveness of a diabetes education and behavioural weight management programme versus a diabetes education programme in adults with a recent diagnosis of type 2 diabetes: study protocol for the Glucose Lowering through Weight management (GLoW) randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open (2020) Apr 28;10(4):e035020. DOI:10.1136/bmjopen-2019-035020.
- Ahern AL, Wheeler GM, Aveyard P, Boyland EJ, Halford JCG, Mander AP, Woolston JL 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
- Edwards MH, Paccou J, Ward KA, Jameson KA, Moss C, Woolston JL, Javaid MK, Cooper C, Dennison EM. 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
- Edwards MH, Ward KA, Ntani G, Parsons C, Thompson JL, Sayer AA, Dennison EM, Cooper C. 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