Dr Amy Mizen is a postdoctoral researcher at Health Data Research UK (HDR-UK) Wales & Northern Ireland. Her research interests include the role of the built-environment on physical and mental health outcomes.
Amy’s current role is focussed on generating household-level environmental measures of access to the outdoor environment for an NIHR funded project. The aim of the project is to investigate whether a change in access to the natural environment, has an impact on people’s mental health. This change may be for example because a new park may open or a new housing estate may be built.
Amy has a PhD in Public Health, which investigated the impact of daily access to unhealthy food outlets on BMI in adolescents. Her PhD linked individual-level, daily exposure to unhealthy food, derived from administrative food outlet data, with anonymised health data stored in the SAIL data bank at Swansea University.