Imperial College London

Miss Rosie Jenkins

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Research Postgraduate







Reynolds BuildingCharing Cross Campus





Rosie is currently undertaking a PhD in the Public Health Policy Evaluation Unit in the Department of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Public Health, Imperial College London. Her PhD is part of the NIHR School of Public Health Research (SPHR) collaboration, comprising eight top research institutions. Her PhD research will examine the impacts of changes to public sector spending on nutritional intakes and health outcomes in the UK. Her PhD has four components:

1. A Systematic Review of the Impact of the Great Recession. Primary quantitative studies with two time points were eligible for inclusion. The full protocol can be found here.

2. A Systematic Review of the Impact of Austerity on Food Insecurity. Papers with primary empirical research will be included in this study. The full protocol can be found here.

3. The Impact of Changes to Public Sector Spending on Food Purchasing and the Nutritional Quality of Food Baskets. This project will use pre-existing and non-identifiable data on to investigate the impact of changes in local authority spending on food intakes at the local authority level. 

4, The Impacts of Public Sector Spending on Health Outcomes. This research will use pre-existing and non-identifiable data to investigate the impact of changes in local authority spending on hospital admissions for malnutrition (using aggregate data from Hospital Episode Statistics) and obesity at the local authority level.

Prior to this, Rosie worked as a Research Assistant (RA) in the Study of Cognition, Adolescents and Mobile Phones (SCAMP) in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. She has also worked as a RA in the NIHR Patient Experience Research Centre in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology. Before this, she completed a Masters in Public Health (MPH) at Imperial College London, which included qualitative research on the impact of singing on health. 

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Jenkins RH, Vamos EP, Taylor-Robinson D, et al., 2021, Impacts of the 2008 Great Recession on dietary intake: a systematic review and meta-analysis, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Vol:18, ISSN:1479-5868

Jenkins R, Aliabadi S, Vamos E, et al., 2021, The relationship between austerity and food insecurity in the UK: a systematic review, Eclinicalmedicine, Vol:33, ISSN:2589-5370, Pages:1-10

Yang N, Jenkins R, Dubois E, et al., 2021, Group singing programs for mental health and well-being: an evaluation framework, Music and Medicine, ISSN:1943-8621

Bruton J, Jones K, Jenkins R, et al., 2020, Enabling participation of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) and seldom-heard communities in health research: A case study from the SCAMP adolescent cohort study, Research for All, Vol:4, ISSN:2399-8121, Pages:207-219

Jenkins R, Shen C, Dumontheil I, et al., 2020, Social networking site use in young adolescents: association with health-related quality of life and behavioural difficulties, Computers in Human Behavior, Vol:109, ISSN:0747-5632, Pages:1-10

Alturkistani A, Greenfield G, Greaves F, et al., 2020, Patient portal functionalities and uptake: a systematic review protocol, Jmir Research Protocols, Vol:9, ISSN:1929-0748

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