Dr Jillian Manner
Research Fellow at the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy (SCPHRP)
5 Forrest Hill
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PhD Health in Social Science, University of Edinburgh (Doctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada)
Master of Public Health, University of Waterloo
BSc Kinesiology and Health Science, York University
Responsibilities & affiliations
Member of Board of Directors, Health All Round (http://www.healthallround.org.uk/)
Associate Fellow, Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)
I am interested in sedentary behaviour and physical activity, intervention development and workplace health.
Affiliated research centres
I recently worked on a project for Transport Scotland which looks at how to make zebra crossings more accessible for individuals with disabilities. I also worked on an NIHR-funded evaluation of an intervention called Stand Up for Health which aims to reduce sedentary behaviour in contact (call) centres.
I also take part in various other research and teaching activities as a member of the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy (SCPHRP), and the Physical Activity for Health Research Centre (PAHRC).
My PhD aimed to explore and explain how organisational cultural factors impact on implementation and sustainability of workplace interventions aimed at improving the health of contact centre employees.
Current project grants
ESRC Impact Accelerator Award (2023/2024)
Past project grants
Wellcome Trust Translational Grant (2022)
Moray Endowment Fund, School of Health in Social Science (2021)
Research Adaptation Fund, School of Health in Social Science (2021)
Wellcome Trust Translational Grant (2019)
PhD Studentship, School of Health in Social Science, University of Edinburgh (2019-2023)
Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship, University of Edinburgh (2020-2023)
Doctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (https://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/home-accueil-eng.aspx) (2021-2025)