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Dr Ben Davies

Dr Ben Davies

Dr Ben Davies
BSc Hons, Msc, PhD

Honorary Senior Research Associate

Office 3.09
Canynge Hall,
39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS
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+44 (0) 117 3314572


Mixed research methods; Physical activity and dietary assessment; Dietary misreporting; Physical activity and dietary interventions that target the prevention of obesity and associated health complications in youths; Health services research and evaluation.


Ben has a BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science from DeMontfort University, an MSc by research from the University of Bedfordshire and was awarded a PhD from the University of Bedfordshire in January 2014. 

Ben’s PhD explored the associations of physical activity and diet, with a specific focus on dietary glycaemic index (GI), with risk factors for the metabolic syndrome in post-pubertal adolescents. Ben also conducted a collaborative randomised controlled trial with the NHS to assess the impact of a 12 week, low GI, dietary intervention in overweight and obese adolescents who expressed risk factors for the metabolic syndrome.

In June 2013, Ben took up a research assistant post within the Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences, as coordinator of an MRC funded randomised feasibility trial; Action 3:30. In September 2014, Ben joined the Centre for Academic Primary Care, as a research assitant on a NIHR funded randomised controlled trial; The Healthlines study. In May 2015, Ben began working as a research associate, conducting primary care research in the area of avoidable hospital admissions.


  • Physical activity
  • Diet
  • Obesity
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Primary care
  • Avoidable hospital admissions
  • Children
  • Adolescents

Processes and functions

  • Knowledge mobilisation


  • Quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Systematic reviews



Bristol Medical School (PHS)

Centres, collaborations and units

Recent publications

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