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Wolfson Institute of Population Health

Ms Laura Nixon, MSc


Research Assistant In Applied and Inclusion Health Research

Centre: Centre for Public Health & Policy



I am a qualitative Research Assistant for ActEarly Consortium based at the Centre for Public Health & Policy, Wolfson Institute of Population Health. ActEarly focuses on early life changes to improve the health and opportunities for children living in areas with high levels of child poverty; Bradford, West Yorkshire and Tower Hamlets, London ( My current work covers a variety of topics including the mapping of community food assets, developing measures of overcrowding, and an evaluation of the ActEarly whole-systems approach. I received an MSc in Health Psychology from UCL in 2019, and my previous research working with UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health and UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Healthcare has focussed on working with vulnerable populations to tackle health inequities, including supporting projects about people in prison, pregnant women, and children with neurodevelopmental conditions.


Research Interests:

  • Health inequities
  • Applied Health
  • Inclusive healthcare provision
  • Participatory approaches


Featured publications

Nixon, L.S., Hudson, N., Culley, L. et al. (2022) “Key considerations when involving children in health intervention design: reflections on working in partnership with South Asian children in the UK on a tailored Management and Intervention for Asthma (MIA) study” Research Involvement and Engagement 8, 9

Nixon, L. et al. (2022). "The impact of the pandemic on children under 11 with Down Syndrome." Archives of Disease in Childhood 107(Suppl 2): A318-A319.

Edge C.; Stockley, R.; Swabey L.; King, E., Decodts, F.; Hard, J.; Black, G. (2020) “Secondary care clinicians and staff have a key role in delivering equivalence of care for prisoners: A qualitative study of prisoners’ experiences”, EClinicalMedicine,  24 , art. no. 100416,

Nagpal J, Mathur MR, Rawat S, et al. (2020)“Efficacy of maternal B12supplementation in vegetarian women for improving infant neurodevelopment: protocol for the MATCOBIND multicentre, double-blind, randomised controlled trial” BMJ Open 2020;10:  

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