HARG welcomes new members

Dr Hannah Henderson – Senior Lecturer in Physical Activity, Exercise and Health

Hannah is a senior lecturer in the School of Sport and Exercise Science and a co-founding member of the Health Advancement Research Team (HART – https://www.hartresearch.org.uk/ ). Her research coheres around the design, delivery and evaluation of community-based, health improvement interventions for a range of special populations. Hannah has a particular interest in active ageing, exercise rehabilitation for chronic diseases and workplace wellbeing.

Georgia Clay – PGR Student

Georgia is a PGR student on a dual studentship between the School of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Lincoln and the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Her research aims to explore ageing, exercise and stroke rehabilitation from a sociological perspective. Her previous research includes trialling and evaluation of exercise interventions and exploring psychological wellbeing. She is also a member of the Health Advancement Research Team (HART – https://www.hartresearch.org.uk).

HART Staff

Dr Patricia Jackman – Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology

A Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology, and Lead for the Lincoln Sport and Exercise Psychology Group, Trish’s research focuses on understanding how to promote optimal experiences in sport, exercise, and physical activity, with a particular interest in the concepts of flow, clutch performance, affect, and goal setting. Additionally, she is currently working on projects examining psychological wellbeing in doctoral education and occupational contexts.

Dr Sue Easton – Research Associate (Spatial Analytics)

Sue is an experienced quantitative and spatial statistical analyst with expertise in mapping and visualising sociospatial data in GIS. Born and raised in the heart of an ethnically diverse community in London, she developed a deep commitment to researching socioeconomic, spatial and health inequalities. Her methodological interests include multilevel modelling of multi-scalar spatial data, and modelling longitudinal data using survival analysis and event history analysis. Spatial analytical expertise includes: geodemography, network analysis using transport network data, hotspot analysis and drilling down from meso- to microdata. Since completing her PhD at the University of Sheffield, Sue has worked on a variety of projects including: neighbourhoods, school catchment areas and travel to school; psychosocial interventions for early stage dementia; shopping voucher incentives to improve breastfeeding rates in South Yorkshire/Derbyshire (an RCT); the selling up/outmigration behaviour of Glaswegian home-owners when ethnically “other” households purchase homes nearby, and the gentrification and displacement of tenants and leaseholders in London as a result of the regeneration of council/social housing estates (University of Leicester). She also secured funding to research the impact of insecure housing tenure and unaffordable rents on the health and well-being of older private renters (jointly with Age UK). Prior working experience in the NHS in Mental Health and as a professional in social housing and homelessness has given Sue considerable insight into how personal and neighbourhood-level disadvantage can manifest in the real lives of people with a range of health problems/disabilities and backgrounds. This experience continues to inform her commitment to impactful, policy-relevant research and working in partnership with communities and non-academic agencies.