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Elizabeth Castle

Liz Castle is Behavioural Insights Research Analyst for Public Health England where she is leading on several programmes of work including projects supporting organisations to implement and evaluate behaviourally informed interventions to reduce obesity by increasing selection of healthy foods. She is currently making final amendments to her thesis for a PhD in Economics from Durham University where, working with the Local Authority, her research has focused on factors associated with weight status, weight loss and attrition. She has previously worked as a Behavioural Insights Research Fellow at the Cabinet Office and Department of Health where she gained experience of the application of behavioural science to a variety of social issues including reducing medication adherence, reducing fraudulent subletting and reducing burglary.

Health Matters: Using behaviour change strategies in catering outlets

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The latest edition of Health Matters outlines how councils can work with small food businesses to help tackle the causes of obesity by creating a healthier food environment. The eating out of home food sector, which includes restaurants, takeaways and fast-food …