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Heidi Stevens
Research Assistant



Heidi previously worked on a short qualitative project with Middlesbrough Council and Teesside University investigating inclusivity in local public health campaigns.

Most recently Heidi was Research Associate on an NENC NIHR ARC funded project evaluating the NHS TEWV Nutrition and Body Mass Index Clinical Link Pathway for people living with Severe Mental Illness and/or Learning Disabilities.

Heidi is also a part-time PhD student.


  • BSc hons Food and Nutrition, 1st (Teesside University)
  • MSc Public Health, distinction (University of York)




Heidi is interested in the tailoring of mental health support and services to specific populations and in making public health information more inclusive and accessible to improve health literacy.

As an Association for Nutrition (AfN) registered nutritionist, Heidi is also interested in weight management and the obesogenic environment.


  • Behavioural Activation for Low mood and anxiety in Male NHS frontline workers: The BALM programme

Research group(s)

External activities


  • Association for Nutrition (AfN)
  • North East Obesity Forum (NEOF) – committee member

Heidi Stevens

Contact details

Heidi Stevens
Research Assistant

Tel: 01904 32(4213)


Selected publications

  • Stevens H, Smith J, Bussey L, Innerd A, McGeechan G, Fishburn S, Giles E. (2023). Weight management interventions for adults living with overweight or obesity and severe mental illness: a systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Nutrition https://doi: 10.1017/S0007114522003403
  • Smith, J., Stevens, H., Lake, A. A., Teasdale, S., & Giles, E. L. (2023). Food insecurity in adults with severe mental illness: A systematic review with meta-analysis. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing