Pam is particularly interested in child and adolescent development and family health & wellbeing and has conducted research predominantly investigating the impact of school and community food interventions, like breakfast clubs and holiday clubs, on various outcomes for children and families.
Working under the supervision of Professor Greta Defeyter, Professor Riccardo Russo and Dr Caroline Reynolds, Pam completed her PhD titled: 'Breakfast clubs, social relationships and behaviour'. She has also worked on numerous research projects including work funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Blackpool Council and Kellogg's. Recently, Pam led an evaluation of the StreetGames Fit and Fed pilot programme and worked on evaluations of Premiership Rugby's Something to Chew On and HITZ programmes.
Prior to beginning her PhD, Pam spent time working within primary and secondary education taking on a variety of roles including Learning Support and Social Inclusion Officer. She also spent time volunteering as a mentor for Barnardo's.
PhD, Psychology23 Apr 2015 - 31 Dec 2099
BSc (Hons), Psychology1 Jul 2005 - 31 Dec 2099