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Research Team


Maria Bryant – Project Lead – University of York

Jayne Woodside – Co-Investigator – Queens University Belfast

Charlotte Evans – Co-Investigator - University of Leeds

Suzanne Spence – Co-Investigator - Newcastle University

Sara Ahern – Co-Investigator - Bradford Institute of Health Research

Amir Sharif – Co-Investigator - University of Bradford

Harry Rutter – Co-Investigator - University of Bath

Tim Baker – Co-Investigator – Head Teacher

Wendy Burton – Research Associate, University of York

Niamh O’Kane –Research Fellow - Queens University Belfast

Advisory Group

Co-Design Team

Ian Thomson-Smith – Headteacher

Jason O’Rourke – Headteacher

Sara Rawnsley – Headteacher

Gillian Boundy – School Food Improvement Officer

Deborah David – Dietician

Kim Smith – Co-Chair Taste Ed

Myles Bremner - Consultant

Christine Boyle – Catering officer

Jayne Jones – Chair of ASSIST FM

Sophie Aherne – Lead School Food Officer

Emily Fieldhouse – Living Well Schools Facilitator

Linda Keiller – Catering lead

Primary schools involved in our research

Partnership Board

School Food Matters

Department for Education

Public Health England

DE Northern Ireland

Public Health Agency NI

Children’s Food Campaign

Leeds council

Newcastle council

Bradford council


Otley All Saints, Otley

Grimes Dyke Primary School, Leeds

Allendale Primary School, Allendale

Swansfield Primary School, Alnwick

Lister Primary School, Bradford

Marshfield Primary School, Bradford

Ampertaine Primary School, Londonderry

St Mary’s Primary School, Derrymore, Gawley's Gate

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