Jennifer James. Specialist Physiotherapist. Current NIHR PhD Fellow.

Jennifer is a senior physiotherapist in the Liverpool University Hospitals NHSFT weight management team, where she works as part of the multi-disciplinary team, to support patients with obesity in making changes to their physical activity and sedentary behaviour.

Jennifer is in the final stages of her NIHR funded PhD, the focus of which has been the development of a complex behaviour change programme to help patients to increase their physical activity and reduce their sedentary behaviour following bariatric surgery.  Throughout the PhD, Jennifer has ensured that patients with obesity have been meaningfully involved in her research.  This has had a tangible, beneficial impact and further emphasised the value and importance of involving patients with obesity in the research process.