role & main research and teaching interests
Petra Wark is the Assistant Director of the Global eHealth Unit at the Department of Primary Care and Public Health at Imperial College London. She is a nutritional and chronic disease epidemiologist with an additional background in applied statistics as well as learning and teaching.
Petra has a strong interest in the use, development and characteristics of dietary and lifestyle assessment using web-based instruments, wearable devices and apps. She is not only interested in the methodological perspective and their efficacy and effectiveness, but also in their practical application in research and health promotion. In addition, she remains interested in nutritional epidemiology of chronic diseases, in which area she worked before moving to eHealth. Please refer to the tab 'Research' to find out more about her current research, projects and grants as well as team members.
Petra is also passionate about learning and teaching. She contributes to several teaching units on epidemiology at undergraduate and postgraduate level (including the eHealth module), supervises BSc, MSc, MPH and PhD students, and contributes to eLearning research. She was a founding member and co-Course Director of the International Course in Nutritional Epidemiology .Please refer to the tab 'Teaching' for more information.
|2010-2012||London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London||Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching|
|2012||Higher Education Academy||Fellow|
|2009||National Committee for Medical-Biological Research Training in the Netherlands (SMBWO)||Registered Epidemiologist B|
|2007-2008||London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London||Introductory Certificate in Learning & Teaching (Distinction)|
|2000-2007*||Wageningen University, Wageningen, the Netherlands||PhD in Nutrition, Food Technology and Biotechnology (nutritional/cancer/molecular epidemiology)|
|1995-2000||University of Nijmegen (now: Radboud University), Nijmegen, the Netherlands||MSc in Biomedical Health Sciences|
|2014-present||Imperial College London, School of Public Health, Department of Primary Care and Public Health, London||Assistant Director of Global eHealth Unit|
|2009-2014||Imperial College London, School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, London||Research Fellow|
|2005-2008||London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Non-communicable Disease Epidemiology Unit, London||Research Fellow|
|2000-2005||Wageningen University, Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen, the Netherlands||Trainee Research Assistant|
|Apr-Dec 2003||Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Nutrition, Boston (MA), USA||Visiting Scientist|
et al., 2016, Sweet-beverage consumption and risk of pancreatic cancer in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)., Am J Clin Nutr, Vol:104, Pages:760-768
et al., 2016, Truck drivers' perceptions on wearable devices and health promotion: a qualitative study, BMC Public Health, Vol:16, ISSN:1471-2458
et al., 2015, Development of a UK Online 24-h Dietary Assessment Tool: myfood24., Nutrients, Vol:7, ISSN:2072-6643, Pages:4016-4032
et al., 2015, Pre-diagnostic concordance with the WCRF/AICR guidelines and survival in European colorectal cancer patients: a cohort study, BMC Medicine, Vol:13, ISSN:1741-7015
Wark PA, Car J, 2015, Review suggests mobile phone interventions improve medication adherence; rigorous longer term studies are needed to confirm effects., Evid Based Nurs, Vol:18
et al., 2014, Offline eLearning for undergraduates in health professions: A systematic review of the impact on knowledge, skills, attitudes and satisfaction, Journal of Global Health, Vol:4, ISSN:2047-2978
Wark PA, Peto J, 2008, Cancer epidemiology, International Encyclopedia of Public Health, Pages:416-424, ISBN:9780123739605