My PhD research is within the H2020 project “Confronting Obesity: Co-creating policy with adolescents (CO-CREATE)". CO-CREATE aims to reduce childhood obesity and its co-morbidities by working with adolescents, to create, inform and disseminate obesity-preventive evidence-based policies.
The project applies a systems approach to provide a better understanding of how factors associated with obesity interact at various levels. Applying large-scale datasets, policy-monitoring tools, novel analytical approaches and youth involvement will provide new efficient strategies, tools and programs for promoting sustainable and healthy dietary behaviors and lifestyles.
The System Dynamics Group, Department of Geography will provide a computer simulation model to evaluate the direct and indirect, short- and long-term consequences of some of the most commonly suggested co-created policies/strategies.