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Dr Catherine Jenkins

jenkinc8@lsbu.ac.uk

Social Work, Community and Public Health

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0754-6287

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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; Lived Experience-informed community projects to reduce gambling-related harms; an exercise referral programme; a complex mental health intervention for young people; and a programme to reduce serious youth violence.

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 Public Health and Communities Research Group.

I am a chair-in-training for the Health Literacy Working Group within the European Public Health Association (EUPHA).

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Current
Mrs Omotayo Adedayo AdenugaDoctoral Research ProjectDProf
PhD Health Studies

London South Bank University

2019
2023
FunderYear wonProjectRole
Newcastle City Council 2024ACH_PH Practitioner masterclasses 2024_North East NCCCo-Investigator
NHS England2024ACH_PH Practitioner masterclasses 2024_EoE NHSECo-Investigator
NHS England2024ACH_PH Practitioner masterclasses 2024_North West NHSECo-Investigator
NHS England2023ACH_PH Practitioner masterclasses_Midlands NHSECo-Investigator
NHS England2023ACH_PH Practitioner masterclasses_North West NHSECo-Investigator
Health Education England2023HSC_PH Masterclasses 2023/2024_KSSCo-Investigator
Health Education England2023HSC_PH Masterclasses 2023/2024_WessexCo-Investigator
Health Education England2023HSC_PH Masterclasses 2023/2024_East of EnglandCo-Investigator
Health Education England2023HSC_PH Masterclasses 2023/2024_MidlandsCo-Investigator
Health Education England2023HSC_PH Practitioner masterclasses_North West HEECo-Investigator
ProposalProjectRoleFunderStatusStatus last updated
PSL2223-0242 HSC_PH Masterclasses 2023/2024_MidlandsHSC_PH Masterclasses 2023/2024_MidlandsCo-InvestigatorHealth Education EnglandOPEN Approved for submissionMar 2023
European Public Health Association
2022

The Self-Care Observatory: Health Literacy
Jenkins, C. (2023). The Self-Care Observatory: Health Literacy. The Self-Care Observatory.

From hierarchies of exclusion to participant-led inclusion: A qualitative research agenda for health information literacy
Hicks, A., Grant, V. and Jenkins, C. (2024). From hierarchies of exclusion to participant-led inclusion: A qualitative research agenda for health information literacy. Library & Information Science Research. 46 (2). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lisr.2024.101295

Involving Lived Experience in regional efforts to address gambling-related harms: going beyond ‘window dressing’ and ‘tick box exercises’
Jenkins, C., Mills, T., Grimes J, Bland C, Reavey, P., Wills, J. and Sykes, S. (2024). Involving Lived Experience in regional efforts to address gambling-related harms: going beyond ‘window dressing’ and ‘tick box exercises’. BMC Public Health. 24, p. 384. https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-3658745/v1

Evaluation of a city-region initiative to galvanise a community response to gambling-related harms
Jenkins, C and Mills, T (2023). Evaluation of a city-region initiative to galvanise a community response to gambling-related harms. European Journal of Public Health. 33 (Supplement_2). https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckad160.676

Critical health literacy: conceptualization and settings-based development
Sykes, S and Jenkins, C L (2023). Critical health literacy: conceptualization and settings-based development. European Journal of Public Health. 33 (Supplement_2). https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckad160.047

Harnessing lived experience in a community-based intervention to address gambling-related harms
Jenkins, C, Mills, T, Reavey, P, Moss, A, Sykes, S, Wills, J and Grimes, J (2023). Harnessing lived experience in a community-based intervention to address gambling-related harms. European Journal of Public Health. 33 (Supplement_2). https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckad160.1654

What works in advocating for food advertising policy change across an english region - a realist evaluation.
Sykes, S., Watkins, M., Bond, M., Jenkins, C. and Wills, J. (2023). What works in advocating for food advertising policy change across an english region - a realist evaluation. BMC Public Health. 23 (1), p. 1896. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-023-16829-8

Co-producing principles to guide health research: an illustrative case study from an eating disorder research clinic
Brooks, C., Kafle, E., Butt, N., Chawner, D., Day, A., Elsby-Pearson, C., Elson, E., Hammond, J., Herbert, P., Jenkins, C., Johnson, Z., Keith-Roach, S., Papasileka, E., Reeves, S., Stewart, N., Gilbert, N. and Startup, H. (2023). Co-producing principles to guide health research: an illustrative case study from an eating disorder research clinic. Research Involvement and Engagement. 9 (84). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40900-023-00460-3

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

Digital Health Intervention Design and Deployment for Engaging Demographic Groups Likely to Be Affected by the Digital Divide: Protocol for a Systematic Scoping Review (Preprint)
Jenkins, C., Imran, S., Mahmood, A., Bradbury, K., Murray, E., Stevenson, F. and Hamilton, F. (2022). Digital Health Intervention Design and Deployment for Engaging Demographic Groups Likely to Be Affected by the Digital Divide: Protocol for a Systematic Scoping Review (Preprint). JMIR Research Protocols. 11 (3). https://doi.org/10.2196/32538