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Liina Mansukoski
Research Fellow



Liina is a Research Fellow at the Department of Health Sciences, University of York, partly based at the Bradford Institute for Health Research. She is currently working on ActEarly, a large research project focusing on early life changes to improve the health and opportunities for children living in areas with high levels of child poverty, Bradford, West Yorkshire and Tower Hamlets, London. Prior to starting in this role, Liina worked as a Child Growth and Development Research Fellow at the Hospital for Sick Children, and as a doctoral researcher and University Teacher at Loughborough University.


  • BSc Anthropology, 1st Class Honours, Department of Anthropology, Durham University
  • MSc (by Research) Biological Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Durham University
  • PhD Human Biology, Department of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University

Departmental roles



Liina’s current research focuses on developing core outcomes sets for ActEarly, supporting the meta-evaluation of the program and using quantitative methods to understand overall system change as a result of the ActEarly interventions. Her wider research interests include investigating socioeconomic inequalities in child and adolescent health and growth globally using longitudinal cohort studies.


  • ActEarly ( ) - a City Collaboratory approach to early promotion of good health and wellbeing (Research Fellow within the Evaluation theme) UKPRP

Research group(s)


Full publications list



  • Cause and Effect lecture (Hull York Medical School)

External activities


  • Human Biology Association (International Fellow)
  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)

Contact details

Dr Liina Mansukoski
Research Fellow