Kate Hunt MA PhD

Associate Director, MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit
Institute of Health and Wellbeing
University of Glasgow

Kate has been committed to bringing a strong social science perspective to multidisciplinary research on health throughout her career and serves on several UK social and public health science committees.  Since 1998 she has lead an MRC-funded research programme on Gender and Health, and had an interest in understanding how the complex interrelationships between social constructions of gender and health can be utilised in health improvement interventions.  She was co-PI (with Sally Wyke) on “Football Fans in Training” (FFIT), a gender-sensitised weight management intervention for men which used sociological understandings of ‘performances’ of masculinity to successfully engage a traditionally ‘hard-to-reach’ group.

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