Dr. Catherine Homer


Sheffield Hallam University

Dr Catherine Homer is a Senior Research Fellow in the Sport & Physical Activity Research Centre (SPARC) at Sheffield Hallam University. She is an expert in public health and physical activity with 20+ years' experience, currently specialising in co-produced evaluation methods for diet and obesity. She has over 60 publications and conference proceedings on qualitative health evaluations of paediatric/adolescent obesity, experiences of bariatric surgery, and fuel poverty health risks (old and cold). Catherine has been PI/Co-I on research grants worth over £2.4m and is currently Co-I on a £1.5m NIHR project (2020-23), developing a co-produced mixed-method evaluation of the NHS England low calorie diet pilot.

She was also Co-I on a £185k Sport England project (2020-21) working on the co-production of guidance to improve the experience of physical activity for people with long term conditions. She has co-led the development of the ‘Public Involvement in Research Group’ and is now Co-Lead of the Healthy and Active 100 theme for Sheffield Hallam’s £15m flagship ‘Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre’ (AWRC).

Dr. Catherine Homer will be speaking at the following sessions.

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