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Dr Vanessa Er

Dr Vanessa Er

Dr Vanessa Er
BBMedSci, MSc, PhD

Research Associate in Public Health Research

Area of research

Public health

Office Room 4.09, Canynge Hall
Canynge Hall,
39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS
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+44 (0) 117 928 7365



Dr Vanessa Er is a public health researcher with expertise in nutrition and mixed methodology.  She has an interest in minority ethnic health, health inequalities, obesity, cancer prevention and complex systems. 

Her current work includes process evaluation of ASSIST + Frank trial, dietary analysis of the NAPSACC UK trial, and Cochrane reviews on interventions for preventing mutiple risk behaviours in children and young adults.

She is a co-PI of a CRUK Innovation Grant on developing personalised weight management primes.  She leads a study exploring the use of wearable cameras and smartphone apps to capture and identify moments of food temptation.  

Previously, she was funded by NIHR Bristol Nutrition Biomedical Research Unit to conduct her doctoral research on the role of diet in prostate cancer.  She also had work experience with the Bristol, and Bath and North East Somerset Public Health teams.



She is a tutor on the Public Health Promotion and Clinical Epidemiology modules for medical students.


  • Public health
  • Nutrition
  • Minority ethnic health
  • Mixed methods research
  • Cancer prevention and survivorship
  • Health inequalities
  • Wearable technology


  • Mixed methods

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