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Natasha Bayes

Tash is a Research Assistant in the Institute of Health and Wellbeing at the University of Northampton. She has worked at the University since 2011, and has been involved in a multitude of research projects predominantly within the divisions of Sport and Exercise, Health, and Occupational Therapy. Tash has a background in Sport, Physical Activity and Health, and is currently studying part-time on the MSc in Public Health Masters degree at the University of Northampton. Her particular research interests are in non-communicable diseases and disorders from a psychosocial perspective, engagement in physical activity and issues related to exercise dependence in sport and exercise, as well as pedagogical research to enhance student health, well-being and educational experience. Tash has experience and interest in research ethics, and is currently a member of the School of Health’s Research Ethics Committee. She has experience in quantitative methods, and is developing knowledge and experience in qualitative methods and analysis. Tash feels very privileged to be involved in real life research as it allows her to meet and work with a range of people and provides an opportunity to see research successfully completed and disseminated to stakeholders that can facilitate change to improve health and wellbeing.