Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine - Barts and The London

Katharine Jenner

Katharine

Head of Campaigns Centre for Environmental and Preventive Medicine

Email: k.jenner@qmul.ac.uk

Profile

Katharine is a Registered Public Health Nutritionist and the Campaign Director of CASH (Consensus Action on Salt and Health) and its international arm WASH (World Action on Salt and Health), a charity organisation concerned with the health effects of a high salt diet.

Katharine is also Chief Executive Officer of the patient's association Blood Pressure UK, a national charity which aims to reduce population blood pressure to prevent strokes and heart attacks.

Katharine is responsible for the management, decision making and running of all aspects of the award-winning charities campaigns and staff under the guidance of the Chairman, Professor Graham MacGregor.

Katharine is Chair of the Better Hospital Food campaign working party (Sustain), member of the Prevention Clinical Studies Group (UK NIHR Stroke Research Network) and the Cardiovascular Coalition. Katharine in co-founder of the Public Health Nutrition UK network, and is a Visiting Lecturer at several UK Universities including Queen Mary, University of London, Chester, Imperial College and Southampton University.

Katharine also delivers healthy eating sessions for people living with HIV as part of The Food Chain's 'Eating Positively' programme.

Research

  • Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH)
  • World Action on Salt and Health (CASH)
  • A model for good health-Modelling the effect of salt reduction on future burdens of disease in 30 countries

Expertise

Public Health Nutrition
Salt Reduction
Blood Pressure
Sugar and obesity
Breastfeeding Duration
HIV Nutrition
Policy and public affairs
Communications