Behavioural Epidemiology and Interventions in Young People
Has now left the Unit
Work and interests
Rebecca joined the Unit on the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, supervised by Esther van Sluijs. Rebecca’s PhD examined how equity differences affect patterns and mechanisms of behaviour change in children and adolescents. Her work focused on the descriptive epidemiology of physical activity behaviour in children and adolescents and the equity impacts of school-based interventions.
Background and experience
After completing her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University, she spent two years working in health and education development in the Caribbean region as a Pathy Family Foundation Fellow. It was these experiences working in policy development and program implementation that motivated Rebecca to pursue a Master’s degree in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation at the University of Oxford.