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Exciting times ahead as an ambassador for the Public Health Collaboration

16th July 2018

After completing my training, I’m now officially a Public Health Collaboration ambassador. This is an exciting honour and a great opportunity to...

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Rethinking office cake: how employers can help us reverse type 2 diabetes and save the NHS up to £25,000 a minute

28th June 2018

What has workplace health and wellbeing got to do with reversing type 2 diabetes? A huge amount and it’s a very exciting opportunity. The problem is, ...

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TEDx talk now on youtube

14th April 2018

You can watch my TEDx talk on office cake by clicking here.

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Does cake make a workplace happy?

27th March 2018

It’s Monday morning, you’re sitting at your desk and an email from Fred arrives saying it’s his birthday, he’s brought in cakes, they’re on the table ...

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Workplace cake culture features in new Public Health England/Business in the Community toolkit

7th March 2018

Public Health England and Business in the Community have launched another excellent toolkit for employers: The physical activity, healthier eating and...

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TED talking about office cake culture

1st March 2018

Yesterday I gave a TED talk at TEDx University of Chester.What an honour and what an experience! As a graduate of the University of Chester I was invi...

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Award for ‘important’ office cake culture research

1st March 2018

 I was very excited when the email arrived saying my office cake research had been short-listed for an Inspiring Wellbeing Award. It’s obvi...

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Office cake research shortlisted for wellbeing award

9th February 2018

I’m beyond chuffed that my office cake research has been shortlisted for an award.  The Inspiring Wellbeing Awards are associated with the annua...

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Cake culture conundrum featured in HR News

9th February 2018

HR News featured my blog, “Workplace cake culture: health risk or sociable way to boost morale?” this week. Read it here.

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Workplace cake culture: a health risk or a sociable way to boost morale?

18th January 2018

 When I was planning my office cake research, cake-related discussions with friends and colleagues often led to the same full and frank discussio...

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A contribution to a debate about weight loss on BBC Radio 4

8th January 2018

I made a short contribution to a phone in about how to lose weight and keep it off on BBC Radio 4’s You & Yours last week.  It was short (I ...

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New research finds UK office workers do not want as much cake in the workplace

2nd January 2018

New research finds office workers don’t want as much cake in the workplaceSticking to healthy New Year resolutions could be made easier for UK office ...

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New research finds office cake culture influences employee eating habits so could impact workplace health promotion programme efficacy

2nd January 2018

New research has found office cake culture influences employee eating behaviour and could therefore undermine the effectiveness of workplace health pr...

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Three reasons rethinking office cake could contribute to the UK’s health (and save the NHS)

29th December 2017

Every organisation in the UK can do something (at no cost) to rethink their cake culture. This could have an impact on the UK’s health and consequentl...

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Why is office cake so important?

29th December 2017

A few weeks ago, on Saturday 18th November 2017, the BBC news was talking about people losing Universal Credit payments over Christmas because they’re...