Miss Catherine Jenkins
Institute of Health and Social Care
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I first joined LSBU as a PhD Candidate in Public Health in 2019, and I am delighted to have become a staff member in 2022.
I worked previously in open access publishing, the NHS and higher education. I have a BA(Hons) from the University of Oxford, a PgCert in Information Science from City, University of London, and am currently studying for my PhD here at LSBU. I teach health literacy and health promotion to Occupational Therapy students, and public health masterclasses to public health practitioners.
I am an Early Career Researcher attached to the PHIRST London Research Centre, funded by NIHR to evaluate local authority-led public health interventions. So far, I have been involved in evaluations of an advocacy project to reduce the advertising of High Fat, Sugar and Salt foods and Lived Experience-informed community projects to reduce gambling-related harms.
With my other hat on (as I have a dual role), I help coordinate the planning and delivery of masterclasses to support public health practitioners towards UKPHR registration. I am a UKPHR-registered Public Health Practitioner.
My research interests include critical health literacy, involving children and young people in public health research, and settings-based health promotion. I am a member of LSBU's Population Health and Prevention Research group.
I am a chair-in-training for the Health Literacy Working Group within the European Public Health Association (EUPHA).
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Settings for the development of health literacy: A conceptual review
Jenkins, C., Wills, J. and Sykes, S. (2023). Settings for the development of health literacy: A conceptual review. Frontiers in Public Health. 11, p. 1105640. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2023.1105640
Involving Children in Health Literacy Research
Jenkins, C., Wills, J. and Sykes, S. (2022). Involving Children in Health Literacy Research. Children. 10 (1), p. 23. https://doi.org/10.3390/children10010023
Public Libraries as Supportive Environments for Children’s Development of Critical Health Literacy
Jenkins, C., Sykes, S. and Wills, J. (2022). Public Libraries as Supportive Environments for Children’s Development of Critical Health Literacy. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 19 (19). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph191911896
A Student Perspective on Learning and Doing Settings-Based Health Promotion in the Era of TikTok
Jenkins, C. (2022). A Student Perspective on Learning and Doing Settings-Based Health Promotion in the Era of TikTok. in: International Handbook of Teaching and Learning in Health Promotion