University of St Andrews

DGSD student wins UK Data Service Dissertation prize

Wednesday 13 July 2016

Geography Honours student Pippa MacNair won the 3rd prize of the UK Data Service Dissertation competition for her work on "A Geospatial Analysis of Obesity Prevalence in Scotland".

She combined data from the 2011 Census with data from individual GP practices in Scotland to investigate geographical variations in obesity prevalence in Scotland at a detailed spatial resolution. Her findings show that the key processes that drive obesity vary over geographic space, which can be used to develop targeted and spatially divers policies to counteract obesity at local level.
More information can be found at the UK Data Service Dissertation webpage.
Pippa will receive her award at the prize ceremony in Manchester on 25 August. She continues her studies in the MSc degree in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Photo of Pippa McNair