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Supporting healthy lifestyles among young adults in the workplace

Exploring interventions for employers to better support young adults, in diet, exercise and sleep.

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We are looking to recruit a Young Person’s Advisory Group of 5-6 young adults (age 16-24) to meet every 2 months across the 10-month project to contribute to the design of the research, comment on research materials, help interpret findings, disseminate outputs, and develop the next phase of the research. Two representatives from this group will also be invited to join each of our team collaboration workshops, and dissemination activities.

Date from

11th September 2023

Date to

31st December 2023


MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge

The MRC Epidemiology Unit is a department at the University of Cambridge. It is working to improve the health of people in the UK and around the world. Dr Eleanor Winpenny leads a research group within this department which conducts research on the diet and obesity-related behaviours of young adults as they transition from education into the workforce. https://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/people/eleanor-winpenny/



Children and young people
Public health


UK wide

Involvement type:

Designing and managing

What support is offered?

We will support the YPAG members to learn about the research process throughout their participation in the group activities, learning about research design, analysis, and dissemination. Those who contribute to collaboration workshops and dissemination will also build skills through this process, which may include presentation and discussion in a workshop environment, and design of dissemination materials. We hope the same group will continue to contribute to a subsequent Research Collaboration, where there will be further opportunities for development.


Participants will be compensated for their time at £15 per hour.


Meetings will primarily be on zoom, but all expenses will be covered for in-person meetings.

Can the work be done from home?


Suitable for a beginner?


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