Biography

I am a social scientist with keen interest on diet and health. Since working at the UEA, I have worked on several projects in health-related areas. My PhD award was for qualitative research on the psychological factors on fruit and vegetable consumption in young men (18-24). I like to explore new research methods and incorporate these with established qualitative and quantitative methods. I am a Graduate member of the British Psychological Society and the Health Psychology Division and a member of the Nutrition Society.

Career History

While looking after my children I changed career from catering to psychology and research. This gives me unique understanding of how to cook and what might stop people following a healthy diet. Since my undergraduate degree, I have worked for Social Services for ten years, managing a day centre for older people. Now, with my PhD, I have enjoyed a successful researching career at the UEA. I have worked on numerous projects on subjects including health literacy, obesity, rehabilitation, dehydration in older people. I am keen to gain funding to lead research following up ideas from my PhD.

All Publications

Howard Wilsher, S., Brainard, J., Loke, Y., Salter, C.

(2017)

Patient and public involvement in health literacy interventions: a mapping review,

in Research Involvement and Engagement

3

article no. 31

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Brainard, J., Howard Wilsher, S., Salter, C., Loke, Y. K.

(2016)

Methodological review: quality of randomized controlled trials in health literacy,

in BMC Health Services Research

16

article no. 246

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(Published)


Howard Wilsher, S., Harrison, F., Yamoah, F., Fearne, A., Jones, A.

(2016)

The relationship between unhealthy food sales, socio-economic deprivation and childhood weight status: results of a cross-sectional study in England,

in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

13

article no. 21

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Howard Wilsher, S., Irvine, L., Fan, H., Shakespeare, T., Suhrcke, M., Horton, S., Poland, F., Hooper, L., Song, F.

(2016)

Systematic overview of economic evaluations of health-related rehabilitation,

in Disability and Health Journal

9

(1)

pp. 11-25

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Howard Wilsher, S., Brainard, J., Salter, C., Loke, Y.

(2015)

How health literacy can contribute to the efforts to improve healthy diet,

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Brainard, J., Salter, C., Howard Wilsher, S., Loke, Y.

(2015)

Healthy Ageing in Europe: Prioritizing Interventions to improve Health Literacy,

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Bunn, D., Jimoh, F., Howard Wilsher, S., Hooper, L.

(2015)

Increasing fluid intake and reducing dehydration risk in older people living in long-term care: a systematic review,

in Journal of the American Medical Directors Association

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(2)

pp. 101-113

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Bunn, D., Jimoh, F., Howard Wilsher, S., Hooper, L.

(2014)

Effectiveness of factors to reduce the risk of dehydration in older people living in residential care: a systematic review,

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Howard Wilsher, S., Fearne, A., Duffy, R.

(2013)

Affective attitudes within the theory of planned behaviour: Qualitative research on fruit and vegetable consumption in young men in the UK.,

UEA Repository

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Howard Wilsher, S., Fearne, A., Duffy, R.

(2013)

The effect of meal provider’s perceived behavioural control on young men’s fruit and vegetable consumption: A cross case synthesis of qualitative finding,

UEA Repository

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(Published)


Howard Wilsher, S., Fearne, A., Duffy, R.

(2013)

Personality and fruit and vegetable consumption in young men: qualitative and quantitative assessment.,

UEA Repository

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(Published)


Howard Wilsher, S.

(2013)

The impact of emotional health on fruit and vegetable consumption in young men: A qualitative study,

UEA Repository

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Howard Wilsher, S.

(2011)

Synthesis of qualitative research: Drivers and barriers to fruit and vegetable consumption,

UEA Repository

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(Published)


Key Research Interests

Diet, nutrition and health, qualitative research, mixed methods research and systematic reviews.