Dr Amy Creaser

Dr Amy Creaser


I am a Research Fellow on the First 1,000 Days Project, an initiative aimed at improving health and social outcomes for families, and children, in the first two years of life. I work as part of the core project, and within the Physical Activity and Food & Nutrition workstreams, implementing and co-producing interventions and strategies to integrate group care into health systems.

I obtained a First-class (Hons) degree in Psychology (Industrial) at the University of Leeds and my PhD in collaboration with Loughborough University and Born in Bradford. My PhD explored the usability, acceptability, and feasibility of using wearable activity trackers to support child health behaviours, and used theoretical frameworks and co-design techniques to develop a family-based Fitbit physical activity intervention. During this time, I was also employed as a Teaching Fellow, and obtained my AFHEA. 

After the completion of my PhD, I worked as a Research Fellow within the Evaluation Theme of ActEarly (Bradford Institute for Health Research), a consortium aimed at improving early life chances and opportunities for children living in area of poverty; Bradford, West Yorkshire and Tower Hamlets, London. I contributed to the meta-evaluation of ActEarly, as well as supporting the evaluation of individual projects/programmes. One of these projects included the NIHR ARC-funded evaluation: 'NHS Long-Term Plan: An evaluation of the implementation and impact of hospital-based tobacco services', focusing on the smoking cessation services implemented in maternity wards.


  • Research Fellow - My First 1000 Days


  • PhD Behaviour Change Psychology (2023)
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology (Industrial; 2019)