Current work and interests
Olivia’s PhD will examine how adolescents are active and whether this varies by socioeconomic position.
Background and experience
Before starting her PhD, Olivia completed an undergraduate degree in Applied Sports Science at the University of Edinburgh. During this time she developed an interest in physical activity and population health. This motivated her to pursue a master’s degree in Physical Activity for Health, also at the University of Edinburgh. After graduating Olivia worked as a research assistant at the University of Cambridge on the FRESH (Families Reporting Every Step to Health) study. She also spent time at the University of York where she was involved in a project investigating the impact of income inequality on status consumption. Whilst working on these projects she became more specifically interested in the role of physical activity on health inequalities during childhood.