Lynne Kennedy

Lynne Kennedy
Glyndwr University

Welsh Crucible 2013

Lynne obtained her first degree in Food & Nutrition Sciences, University of Huddersfield (1990) followed by PG Cert Nutrition Epidemiology, Masters (MPHil) in Health Promotion and PhD in Public Health at the University of Liverpool, where she worked for 15 years (1994-2009) in the Faculty of Medicine, teaching public Health to medical, nursing and allied health professional students. She has lived in Wales for 18 years and is now working in North Wales (Glyndwr University) as Reader in Public Health and holds honorary positions at Liverpool University and Public Health Wales. Her current research is exploring positive psychology (resilience, health ‘asset’ approaches) as a new paradigm for public health policy and practice. She is particularly keen in exploring the role of technology in enhancing community (population) level interventions to promote resilience and or improve health and wellbeing to address the so called ‘wicked issues’ facing society (e.g. obesity prevention/weight management; Alzheimer’s/dementia prevention and care; health inequalities). She is looking forward to developing multidisciplinary contacts and networks and the opportunity to be creative.

2016 Update: Lynne is now a Professor of Public Health and Nutrition and Head of Department of Clinical Sciences & Nutrition at the University of Chester.

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