Kerina Tull

Kerina Tull

Profile

Kerina produces rapid research reviews for the Knowledge for Development (K4D) ‘Help-desk,’ in order to provide high-quality summaries of evidence and knowledge to support policy and programme work.

Current and previous roles

Kerina is the Research Assistant for the Knowledge for Development (K4D) help desk research service.

She obtained her first degree in Nutrition, Physiology and Biochemistry. After completing her M.Med.Sci., where she explored socio-economic differences in nutritional and anthropometric status of urban schoolchildren in Malawi, Kerina worked as a Research Nutritionist on the EPIC-Norfolk Study of cancer based at the University of Cambridge; as a Diet and Nutrition Surveys Scientific Officer for the Food Standards Agency, and as a voluntary Food Labeling and Marketing Project Assistant at Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming.

Kerina joined the Dental Public Health Group of University College London as a Research Fellow assessing the effect of peer support on infant feeding practices within a low-income population. She then provided quantitative analysis for the annual Health Survey for England reports in the UCL Health and Social Surveys Research Group.

Kerina returned to Cambridge as a Project Co-coordinator at the MRC Elsie Widdowson Laboratory. Since then, she has been a NHS public health information analyst and Public Health England health insights behaviour researcher. Kerina has also worked overseas in Belgium, Switzerland and Thailand in various health policy research, teaching and editorial roles. More recently, Kerina was Deputy Editor of a daily online food and nutrition publication.

Publications

Papers:

Poudel AN; Simkhada P; Tull KI (2018) Exploration of better policies and programmes to improve the socioeconomic status of HIV-affected individuals in Nepal: a qualitative study. J Public Health Policy Plan, 2(2), 90-101.

Hirani V; Tull KI; Ali A; Mindell JS (2010) Urgent action needed to improve vitamin D Status among older people in England! Age and Ageing 39(1): 62-68.

Tull KI; Hirani V; Ali A; Chua E; Mindell JS (2009) Impact of different diagnostic thresholds, and the Anaemia-Ferritin-Transferrin Receptor model, on the prevalence of anaemia and impaired iron status in older people. Age and Ageing 38: 609-613. http://ageing.oxfordjournals.org/content/38/5/609.extract

Watt RG; Tull KI; Hardy R; Wiggins M; Kelly Y; Molloy B; Dowler E; Apps J; McGlone P (2009) Effectiveness of a social support intervention on infant feeding practices: randomized controlled trial. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 63: 156-162.

Tull KI; Hirani V; Ali A; Chua E; Mindell JS. Impact of Different Diagnostic Thresholds on Prevalence of Anaemia and Impaired Iron Status Among Older People in The General Population in England. Poster presentation at the British Geriatrics Society, Birmingham, 13-14 November 2008.

Ali A; Hirani V; Tull KI; Chua E; Mindell JS. Prevalence of, and Risk Factors for, ‘Low Normal’ Haemoglobin among Older People in the General Population in England. Poster presentation at the British Geriatrics Society, Birmingham, 13-14 November 2008.

Hirani V; Ali A; Tull K. Vitamin D deficiency among older people in England- remains a cause for concern! Proceedings of the Nutrition Society 67(OCE): E45, 2008. Poster presentation at the 1st International Immunonutrition Workshop, Valencia, Spain, 3-5 October 2007. http://journals.cambridge.org/download.php?file=%2FPNS%2FPNS67_OCE%2FS002966510800654Xa.pdf&code=0307ecbb02025d5ee5fb4dfe7e2a40f0

Hirani V; Ali A; Tull K; Chaudhury M. Vitamin D deficiency among older people in England- remains a cause for concern! Poster presentation at the National Osteoporosis Society 12th Conference on OsteoporosisEICC, Edinburgh, 25-28 November 2007.

Watt RG; Dowler E; Hardy R; Kelly Y; McGlone P; Molloy B; Tull KI; Wiggins M. Promoting recommended infant feeding practices in a low-income-sample randomized control trial of a peer-support intervention. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society 66: 23A, 2007. Poster presentation at the Nutrition Society Symposium on ‘Nutrition in early life: new horizons in a new century’, Cambridge, 11-13 December 2006.

Watt RG; McGlone P; Russell JJ; Tull KI; Dowler E. The process of establishing, implementing and maintaining a social support infant feeding programme. Public Health Nutrition 9(6): 714-721, 2006.

Watt RG; Russell J; Tull K; McGlone P. Infant feeding peer support intervention. UKPHA 13th Public Health Forum 107, 2005.

Tull KI; Church SM; Crosby AJ. Haem and non-haem iron intake in Britain. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society 56(3): 283A, 1997.

Reports:

Tull, K. (2019) Inequity and leave no one behind: approaches to maternal and newborn healthcare. K4D Helpdesk Report. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies. http://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/14408

Tull, K. (2019) Period poverty impact on the economic empowerment of women. K4D Helpdesk Report. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies. http://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/14348

Tull, K. (2019) Stunting, Wasting and Education in Nigeria. K4D Helpdesk Report. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies. http://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/14378

Tull, K. (2018) Urban Food Systems and Nutrition. K4D Helpdesk Report. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies. http://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/14032

Tull, K. (2018) Drug Expiry Standards in Developing Countries. K4D Helpdesk Report, Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies. http://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/13849

Tull, K. (2018) Simplified Protocol to Treat Severe and Moderate Acute Malnutrition in Yemen, K4D Helpdesk Report. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies. http://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/13807

Tull, K. (2017) Humanitarian Interventions in Ethiopia Responding to Acute Watery Diarrhoea. K4D Helpdesk Report. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies. http://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/13568

Tull, K. (2017) Innovative WASH options in situations of severe overcrowding. K4D Helpdesk Report. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies. http://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/13359

Tull, K. (2017) Wastewater Treatment Plants in rapid mass displacement situations. K4D Helpdesk Report 230. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies. http://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/13375

Tull, K (2017) Agriculture in Syria. K4D Helpdesk Report. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies. http://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/13081

Tull, K (2017) Nutrition in Syria. K4D Helpdesk Report. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies. https://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/13080

Tull, K (2017) Vending machines used for contraceptives in developing countries. K4D Helpdesk Report. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies. https://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/13088

Tull K, Zamparutti T, Leigh V, Császár K (2011) Proceedings of the Workshop on ‘Treating and Living with Epilepsy’. Brussels, 12 October 2011. Milieu Ltd., Brussels, Belgium on behalf of the European Parliament. http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/divers/join/2011/464457/IPOL ENVI_DV(2011)464457_EN.pdf 

Belin A, Zamparutti T, Tull K, Hernandez G, Graveling R (2011) Occupational health and safety risks for the most vulnerable workers. Milieu Ltd., Brussels, Belgium on behalf of the European Parliament. http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/etudes/join/2011/464436/IPOL-EMPL_ET(2011)464436_EN.pdf

Tull K, Leigh V, Zamparutti T (2011) Proceedings of the Workshop on ‘Rare Cancers: The added value of closer cooperation’. Brussels, 12 July 2011. Milieu Ltd., Brussels, Belgium on behalf of the European Parliament. http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/divers/join/2011/464440/IPOL-ENVI_DV(2011)464440_EN.pdf ENVI_DV(2011)464440_EN.pdf

Tull K. Chapter 10: Blood Analytes in Craig R and Mindell J. (eds.) The Health Survey for England 2006: Cardiovascular Risk. London: The Information Centre, 2008.

Chaudhury M, Tull K. Nutrition. Chapter 4: Blood Analytes in Craig R; Sproston K; Mindell J. (eds.) The Health Survey for England 2005: Health of Older Adults. London: The Information Centre, 2007.

Watt RG; Dowler E; Hardy R; Kelly Y; McGlone P; Molloy B; Tull KI; Wiggins M. Promoting recommended infant feeding practices in a low-income sample - randomised controlled trial of a peer support intervention (N09016). Food Standards Agency, UK, 2006.

Dibb S, Gordon S - additional material supplied by Powell C and Tull K. TV Dinners: What’s being served up by the Advertisers? Sustain, ISBN: 1 903060 16 8- 40pp, 2001.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Science (Honours): Nutrition, Physiology and Biochemistry

Master of Medical Science: Human Nutrition

Responsibilities

  • Preparing rapid ‘Help-desk’ research reviews for DFID advisors

Research interests

Public health, nutrition, maternal and child health.

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Health Sciences