Dr Pippa Griew: Data Research Analyst (PhD)
I have always been interested in children's health and started my career working for the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme, a government initiative providing all 4-6 years olds a free piece of fruit or vegetable every school day. From this background I completed an MSc in Public Health at the University of Bristol focusing on the role of such programmes in changing children’s health behaviours and health outcomes.
Following my MSc I was offered a Research Associate position at the University of Bristol working on the PEACH Project exploring Personal and Environmental Associations with Children’s Health. During this time I started my own PhD research creating a multilevel analysis model to assess the extent to which the school environment can influence children’s health behaviours.
After the completion of my PhD I took up a Research Fellow position at the University of Exeter and worked on a range of research projects in areas including bone health, smoking cessation and environmental influences on adult’s physical activity behaviour.
In 2013 my daughter was born requiring a short stay in Special Care. I now feel very privileged to be able to put my research and statistical training to good use working as the Data Research Analyst for the South West Neonatal Network. I am very proud to be working for a team that is so dedicated to providing the best possible care for babies requiring neonatal care and their families.