Institution: School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol
Dr Patricia Lucas is Head of the Bristol Centre for Research in Health & Social Care and Co-Director of the Bristol Network for Equality in Early Years Health (www.bonee.org). Her research focuses on reducing inequalities in early childhood health. She has extensive experience of interdisciplinary working, bringing social science expertise to resolve engineering, clinical and public health problems. She has a particular interest in interventions to improve diet in childhood, to prevent or treat overweight and obesity, and in improving our understanding of the impacts of poverty on diet quality.