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Lead author on the Obesity Health Alliance's Turning the Tide: A 10-year Healthy Weight Strategy, published September 2021 after a year-long series of expert meetings and collaborative drafting process

WHO/Europe:

Access to Nutrition Initiative

ANTI has been a major client since 2019, with projects including:

Journal articles

NCDs in humanitarian settings:

  • 2020/21: supported the ICRC's Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support on a project on the integration of NCDs and mental health in humanitarian settings, culminating in a roundtable in summer 2021 involving Red Cross Movement colleagues, WHO and various international NGOs. The scoping report on the project is not yet available but I coauthored a peer-reviewed article with some of the partners. 

  • 2018: worked with the Danish Red Cross, NCDFREE and the ICRC to develop a 'bootcamp' meeting on NCD care and prevention in humanitarian settings. I rapporteured the bootcamp and drew up the final report.

Digital marketing to children

NCD Alliance:

  • In 2017, I was commissioned by the NCD Alliance and Novartis Foundation, Tackling Noncommunicable Diseases in Workplace Settings in Low- and Middle-income Countries:
    A Call to Action and Practical Guidance
    . I am lead author on the report, which I was invited to launch at the Global NCD Alliance Forum in the United Arab Emirates in December
    2017.

  • Lead rapporteur at Global NCD Alliance Forums (UAE) in 2017 and 2020

UK Working Group on NCDs:

Other reports/briefings include:​​​​

Katy entirely surpassed my expectations of what could be achieved in the time available for the evaluation of corporate involvement in National Clean Air Day. Katy’s tenacity, speed of movement and clarity of insights were matched by her knack of getting busy people to welcome conversations with her. The report provided by Katy was not only well written and comprehensive – she had gone well beyond just recording the thoughts of 50 campaign participants to draw valuable insights from this data. Katy identified trends, and suggested how the campaign could evolve based on this data, which will enable us to increase the number of businesses participating in next year’s campaign, and to enhance the effect that participating businesses have on combating air pollution. I’d have no hesitation in setting Katy greater challenges to work on! - Chris Large, Global Action Plan

 

I have also been commissioned to write blogs for others (in addition to my own musings):