Miss Parvati Perman-Howe

Doctoral Researcher

Contact: parvati.perman-howe-2016@brookes.ac.uk

Research Area

Parvati Perman-Howe, Doctoral Researcher
Department of Psychology, Health and Professional Development
Oxford Brookes University
Headington Campus
Oxford

Biography

Parvati Perman-Howe, BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Nottingham Trent University), MSc Public Health (Oxford Brookes University).

I have previously worked for the National Screening Programmes within the NHS and Public Health England and for NHS smoking cessation, and sexual health services. I have worked as a research assistant on a randomised controlled trial at the University of Oxford, which assessed the efficacy of a brief intervention for weight loss delivered by GPs.

I am currently in my final year of a doctoral degree at Oxford Brookes University. My study sought to establish the feasibility of a double-blind randomised controlled crossover trial to assess the effect of alcohol strength on alcohol consumption. I am currently seeking funding to run the study as a definitive trial.

I have an interest in population-level prevention interventions that pertain to alcohol, dietary, physical activity and smoking behaviours. Of particular interest are interventions that alter aspects of the physical environment.