Turning Earth is a social-environmental enterprise concerned with the design, implementation and review of health psychological interventions aimed at empowering individuals, families, and communities to live happier, healthier, and more connected and sustainable lives.

Global Action Plan: Carbon Gym, Smoothie Bike and Driving Simulator

Global Action Plan supports schools, communities and businesses to take practical, environmental action to live and work as sustainably as possible. As an Environmental Ambassador for an independent charity committed to engaging people in practical solutions to environmental and social problems, you get to travel across the UK and visit a whole lot of schools, …

Turning Earth Tuesdays at Union Street: A Weekly Vegan Pop Up!

Turning Earth Cafe is dedicated to offering foods and drinks that are good for the planet and the people: Raw – Vegan – Organic – Local – Regional – Seasonal – Fairtrade Crunchy salads, heart-warming soups and mouth-watering sourdough sandwiches. Tasty snacks and healthy drinks!     Launch Event: Saturday, 3rd of June, 10am – 5pm! …

A Vegan Food Stall for Abbeydale Road Picture House Carboot Sale!

Finally! Our very own happy and healthy food stall! Come visit for delicious sandwiches, heart-warming soups and lots and lots of treasures! 1st SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH 10am-3pm Event Dates for 2017: 2 Apr, 7 May, 4 Jun, 2 July, AUG – NO EVENT, 3 Sept, 1 Oct, 5 Nov & 3 Dec @ The …

Media Influence and Childhood Obesity: Recording Advertising Clips for better Health

As a PhD researcher at University of Sheffield, I investigate Media Influence and Childhood Obesity. Building on research that explains how food advertising impacts children’s food choices and parent’s purchase behaviour, I wish to find ways to utilise the powerful influence of advertising in order to encourage healthy eating practices and improve children’s health and …

Connectedness to Nature and Body Image

Main objectives of the present research study were to explore potential relationships between connectedness to nature, self-esteem and body appreciation in order to explore potential benefits of applying nature-based approaches to fostering positive body image. Why is Body Image important? In Western societies specifically, body image issues have reached epidemic magnitudes, representing a growing issue …

Verbal Eating Messages, Intuitive Eating and Body Image

Obesity continues to be a major public health challenge in the UK, calling for alternative treatment approaches. Intuitive eating, an adaptive form of eating behaviour, has been put forward as a natural means of weight control with numerous physical and psychological health benefits. The primary aim of the present study was to explore relationships between …

STEM Discovery: Inspiring and Supporting the Next Generation.

Discovery STEM Education is a not for profit organisation based at Kelham Island Museum. My task of the day was to inspire a lecture hall filled with 65 pupils to pursue a career in science. The organisation collaborates with both Sheffield University and Sheffield Hallam University. We work alongside STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) …

Pint of Science: Science X Beer.

It is essential to celebrate health and beauty at every size, shape and weight. Obesity, however, is a serious health condition that affects more than 42 million children worldwide. By the time we reach adulthood, this figure has doubled. Rather than driven by personal choice, weight gain is closely linked to our environment. Media clearly …

Café Scientifique: Nutrition – fashion, fad or fact?

In a world of weight concern, body shaming and restrictive dieting, eating intuitively is an act of rebellion. It is an act of rebellion against diet books that tell us what and when to eat and it is an act of rebellion against all parents and caregivers who ever told you to ‘Finish your plate!’ …

Market Cafe: Mismatched Furniture and Italian Comfort Food in East London.

Laid-back old-pub setting with stripped floors and mismatched furniture for Italian comfort food. The Market Cafe is just 5 shops down the road from Maloka (link), a lovely vegan cafe where I was also working in the kitchen. Looking to expand my skill set beyond raw/vegan/vegetarian cuisine, I applied at the Market Cafe, a big, …