Masoumeh is a post-doctoral research assistant to the PREVIEW Project “Prevention of diabetes through lifestyle Intervention in overweight and obese children and adolescence age (10-18)”. She is part of the research team in ‘Applied Sports Science Technology and Exercise Medicine A-STEM in the college of Engineering. Masoumeh has a PhD in Physical Activity Behaviour with a focus on promoting health-related behaviours among disadvantaged and deprived communities. Her research focused on the socio-ecological factors that impact on individual’s determination for taking part in physical activity opportunities. The aim of her research was to improve the quality of life among the deprived and disadvantaged population through promotion of health.
Masoumeh values individuals from all backgrounds and origins. She has done extensive work with the “hard to reach population” i.e. BME, disadvantaged and older population mainly in deprived communities.
Masoumeh has recently developed a keen interest in counselling and psychotherapy. She is a qualified Loss and Bereavement counsellor and undertakes voluntary work with Cruse. Masoumeh is currently doing a post graduate diploma in counselling and psychotherapy. She is intending to apply her counselling skills to help the participants of the Preview project in adapting healthy behaviours and making adjustments in their lifestyle toward a healthier weight.