The study team

Chief investigator:

Dr Ruth Kipping, Associate Professor of Public Health



Trial managers:

Kate Willis


Research site managers:

Bristol – Tom Reid and Megan Pardoe




Glasgow – Dr Anne Martin (Research Fellow), Dr Stephanie Chambers (Research Fellow), Susan Stratton



Birmingham – Dr Marie Murphy and Alex Dobell



Project administrator

Esther Kissane-Webb

Trial Management Group (TMG):

Trail Management Group (TMG):

The TMG monitors all aspects of the progress of the trial. The TMG members have expertise in public health, paediatrics, nutrition, statistics, economic evaluation of complex interventions, and qualitative and quantitative experience in the evaluation of randomised control trials. The TMG for the trial is made up of the following members:

Dr Ruth Kipping (Chief Investigator and Chair), Consultant Senior Lecturer in Public Health, University of Bristol

Dr Miranda Pallan, Senior Clinical Lecturer in Public Health, University of Birmingham

Professor Sharon Simpson, Professor of Behavioural Sciences and Health, University of Glasgow

Professor Laurence Moore, Director of the Medical Research Council/Chief Scientist Office Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow

Dr James White, Senior Lecturer in Public Health, Cardiff University

Dr Beki Langford, Senior Research Associate, University of Bristol

Professor Dianne Ward, Professor of Nutrition, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Professor William Hollingworth, Professor of Health Economics, University of Bristol

Professor Russ Jago, Professor of Paediatric Physical Activity & Public Health, University of Bristol

Professor Corby Martin, Director of the Ingestive Behaviour Laboratory, Pennington Biomedical Research Centre

Professor Pete Blair, Professor of Epidemiology and Statistics, University of Bristol

Dr Zoi Toumpakari, Lecturer in Nutrition and Behaviour Change, University of Bristol

Dr Laura Johnson, Director of the Centre for Health Research, NatCen


Trial Steering Committee (TSC):

The TSC provides independent expert oversight of the trial on behalf of its Sponsor (Bristol University’s Research and Enterprise Development (RED)) and its Funder (NIHR Public Health Research Programme). Through its independent Chair, it also provides advice to the Trial Management Group (TMG), the Funder and the Bristol Randomised Trials Collaboration (BRTC). Members are:

Professor Ashley Adamson, Professor of Public Health Nutrition and NIHR Research Professor, Newcastle University

Dr Mark Kelson, Senior Lecturer in Data Science, University of Exeter

Professor Stuart Fairclough, Professor of Physical Activity Education, Edge Hill University

Professor Stavros Petrou, Professor of Health Economics, University of Oxford

Ms Justine Britton, Nursery Manager, Bristol University Nursery

Dr Ruth Kipping, Chief Investigator, University of Bristol

Anna Brooke (Observer), Sponsor, University of Bristol

Professor Pete Blair, (Attending, not member) Professor of Epidemiology and Statistics, University of Bristol