Imperial College London


Business School

Visiting Researcher







Business School BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Tim Chambers is a Research Associate in the Centre for Health Economics and Policy Innovation (CHEPI) in the Department of Management, Imperial College London. Broadly, his research examines the role spatial and social factors—and the interaction between the two—play in the development of non-communicable diseases among youth. His specific research interests focus on environmental features that impact on children’s health, including food marketing and availability, alcohol marketing, greenspace and physical activity.   

Tim holds a PhD in Public Health from the University of Otago, in collaboration with Harvard University. He had a joint appointment at Michigan State University and Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Pubic Health as a Visiting Scientist as part of a Fulbright Scholarship. He also holds a Bachelor of Physical Education (Hons) and Bachelor of Arts in Classical studies from the University of Otago.

Tim joined Imperial College Business School in October 2018 working on the Science & Technology in Childhood Obesity Policy (STOP) project. His current research focuses on establishing the best policies to reduce childhood obesity.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Chambers T, Stanley J, Signal L, et al., 2018, Quantifying the Nature and Extent of Children's Real-time Exposure to Alcohol Marketing in Their Everyday Lives Using Wearable Cameras: Children's Exposure via a Range of Media in a Range of Key Places, Alcohol and Alcoholism, Vol:53, ISSN:0735-0414, Pages:626-633

Chambers T, Pearson AL, Kawachi I, et al., 2017, Kids in space: Measuring children's residential neighborhoods and other destinations using activity space GPS and wearable camera data, Social Science & Medicine, Vol:193, ISSN:0277-9536, Pages:41-50

Signal LN, Stanley J, Smith M, et al., 2017, Children's everyday exposure to food marketing: an objective analysis using wearable cameras, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Vol:14

Signal LN, Smith MB, Barr M, et al., 2017, Kids'Cam: An Objective Methodology to Study the World in Which Children Live, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Vol:53, ISSN:0749-3797, Pages:E89-E95

Chambers T, Pearson AL, Stanley J, et al., 2017, Children's exposure to alcohol marketing within supermarkets: An objective analysis using GPS technology and wearable cameras, Health & Place, Vol:46, ISSN:1353-8292, Pages:274-280

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