Meet the Early Life and Prevention Theme Team

Kate Pickett

Kate Pickett (Theme co-lead)

I'm excited to be co-leading a great team of researchers and partners working together to develop and evaluate interventions to improve health of children and families across Yorkshire & Humber. I've been working to try and change the social determinants of health for children in our region for a long time now, hoping that we can reduce health inequalities and raise the wellbeing of all children and give them a great start in life and a safe and health promoting environment in which to thrive. I'm confident that our amazing researchers and communities can come together to create real impact and change for children.

Twitter:  @ProfKEPickett


Rosie McEachan

Rosie McEachan (Theme co-lead)

I’m an applied health researcher with a passion for doing research which makes a real difference to people’s lives. This is what our ARC theme is all about so it is a privilege to be able to co-lead our multidisciplinary Early Life and Prevention theme with Kate. Our theme aims to be a driver of effective community and systems level change to empower communities, keeping them healthy and happy. We are a people powered ARC theme: co-production and engagement with communities and stakeholders is central to every aspect of our work. We recognise that only by working in partnership with communities can we influence long-lasting changes.

Twitter: @drrosiemc


Chris Cartwright

Chris Cartwright (Theme Manager)

I have background in Public Health and interest in closing the gap between research and practice.  Our ARC theme is undertaking lots of exciting work across a broad range of issues across the region, relevant to the health of children and their life chances.  Our researchers are focused on understanding and finding solutions which help to improve the health and happiness of our children and reduce inequalities.  Working with our communities and stakeholders is central to this so if you have any feedback about our work or an issue or idea that you’d like to discuss then please do just get in touch.


Each Topic is composed by several dedicated researchers, PhD students, apprentices and advisory groups that often overlap within topic and project. The multidisciplinary element and diversity of our team is one of our greatest strengths.