Lynne Kennedy

Lynne Kennedy Prof Dr

Lynne Kennedy Prof Dr

ETC Host 2012

Prof. Lynne Kennedy PhD, RNutr (Public Health) , HonMFPH, FHEA

Position
Head of Department of Clinical Sciences & Nutrition, University of Chester

Organisation
University of Chester
Department of Clinical Sciences & Nutrition
Parkgate Road, Chester CH1 4BJ
Wales
UK

Biography
Lynne joined the University of Chester in September 2013, as Head of Department of Clinical Sciences and Nutrition and Professor of Public Health and Nutrition. She previously worked at Glyndwr University in Wales, where she was promoted from Senior Lecturer in Public Health to Reader and Head of Department for Health & Medical Sciences; including responsibility for the University’s partnership in the Cardiff University North Wales (Medical) Clinical School and subsequently as Director of the University Research Centre for Health, Wellbeing & Society. In 2013 she was awarded an Honorary Research Fellow by Public Health Wales and was selected to join the Welsh Crucible programme for leading researchers in Wales. Prior to this, Lynne was employed as a Lecturer in Public Health and Nutrition by the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Liverpool. Here she contributed to the teaching on the Masters in Public Health Programme and as the first non-medical academic post in public health helped establish bespoke education and training in PG Public Health and Nutrition. She has engaged in several successful international collaborative research projects in Europe including an international study into innovative dietary (health) promotion approaches, health assets approaches. She is currently engaged in establishing international research collaboration with Nordic countries, Netherlands and Spain around exploring the use of salutogenic (origins of health) – as opposed to deficit or pathogenic (origins of disease) approaches to improving diet and health.

Research area’s
Public health, health promotion theory, policy and practice; tackling health inequalities and social justice approaches

Involved in ETC
Since 1994.

One thing you like about ETC
Working with amazing and supportive colleagues and participants to expand my knowledge of health and well-being.

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