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Dr Amy Yau

Research Fellow

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

I am a Research Fellow at LSHTM and a member of the Population Health Innovation Lab (PHI|Lab). My main research interests are in the social and environmental determinants of diet and health inequalities. In my current work, I am evaluating the impact of restricting advertising of HFSS (high fat, salt and sugar) products across the Transport for London network on food and drink purchasing.

I have a Masters degree in Nutrition for Global Health from LSHTM and I completed my PhD at CEDAR, University of Cambridge. My PhD work explored social inequalities in diet, focusing on food insecurity in the UK and dietary differences by ethnicity and socioeconomic position.

Affiliations

Department of Public Health, Environments and Society
Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Department of Health Services Research and Policy

Teaching

I am a seminar leader on the Issues in Public Health module and a tutor on the MSc in Public Health.

Research

Research Area
Health inequalities
Health policy
Public health
Social and structural determinants of health
Behaviour change
Food
Gender
Impact evaluation
Discipline
Epidemiology
Nutrition
Social Sciences
Disease and Health Conditions
Chronic disease
Non-communicable diseases
Obesity
Country
United Kingdom
Netherlands

Selected Publications

Media representations of opposition to the 'junk food advertising ban' on the Transport for London (TfL) network: A thematic content analysis of UK news and trade press.
Thompson C; Clary C; Er V; Adams J; Boyland E; Burgoine T; Cornelsen L; de Vocht F; Egan M; Lake AA
2021
SSM - Population Health
Sociodemographic differences in self-reported exposure to high fat, salt and sugar food and drink advertising: a cross-sectional analysis of 2019 UK panel data.
Yau A; Adams J; Boyland EJ; Burgoine T; Cornelsen L; de Vocht F; Egan M; Er V; Lake AA; Lock K
2021
BMJ open
Newspaper coverage of food insecurity in UK, 2016-2019: a multi-method analysis.
Yau A; Singh-Lalli H; Forde H; Keeble M; White M; Adams J
2021
BMC public health
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