Mrs Alison Jagielski

 

Doctoral Researcher

Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

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Contact details

Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
School of Health and Population Sciences
HSRC Building
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

About

PhD title: Exploring weight management in extreme obesity.

Supervisors: Dr G Neil Thomas & Dr Shahrad Taheri

Alison is a Doctoral Researcher in the School of Health and Population Sciences at the University of Birmingham, UK funded through the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) Birmingham and Black Country. Her research area is applied health research with specific interests in obesity, weight management, health psychology, behaviour change, quality of life and health service evaluation. Her work primarily focuses on weight management service evaluation.

Qualifications

  • MSc Health Psychology, Aston University, 2008
  • BSc Psychology (Hons) 2:1, Swansea University, 2007

Biography

Alison received a BSc (Hons) in Psychology in 2007 and subsequently an MSc in Health Psychology in 2008. Following this, she worked as a Research Assistant in the Institute of Health and Society at the University of Worcester where she gained experience conducting both quantitative and qualitative research into the training of healthcare professionals, disseminating her work at national and international professional conferences. In 2010 Alison took up her current PhD studentship funded by the NIHR CLAHRC for Birmingham and Black Country at the University of Birmingham working with Dr Neil Thomas and Dr Shahrad Taheri. Currently her work is examining weight management outcomes and quality of life in extreme obesity and Alison has presented this work nationally and internationally at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, San Francisco.

Research

Member of CLAHRC Birmingham and Black Country, Theme 8

Other activities

  • Graduate member of the British Psychological Society
  • Member of the BPS Division of Health Psychology
  • Member of the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine

Publications

AC Jagielski, A Brown, M Hosseini-Araghi, GN Thomas, S Taheri. (2014), The association between adiposity, mental well-being, and quality of life in extreme obesity. Plos One, In press.

AC Jagielski, A Brown, M Hosseini-Araghi, A Wright, R Davies, A Gouldstone, G Abernethy, GN Thomas, S Taheri. Weight loss outcomes for an extreme obese population attending a specialist Community Weight Management Service (CWMS) - A service evaluation. American Diabetes Association, 73rd Scientific Sessions. Chicago, IL. 21-25 June, 2013.

AC Jagielski, A Brown, A Gouldstone, A Wright, R Davies, G Abernethy, GN Thomas, S Taheri. Comparison of baseline characteristics and weight loss outcomes in patients with extreme obesity attending a weight management focussed structured educational group or a specialist Community Weight Management Service. ENDO 2013, 95th Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society. San Francisco, CA. 15-18 June, 2013.

AC Jagielski, A Brown, M Hosseini-Araghi, A Wright, R Davies, A Gouldstone, G Abernethy, GN Thomas, S Taheri. Characteristics of extreme obese patients attending a specialist Community Weight Management Service. ENDO 2013, 95th Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society. San Francisco, CA. 15-18 June, 2013.

AC Cartwright, CQ Jiang, GN Thomas, WS Zhang, KK Cheng, S Taheri and TH Lam. Type 2 diabetes and memory impairment: findings from the Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study. Diabetes UK Professional Conference. Glasgow, UK. 7-9 March, 2012.

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