Dr Kevin Drew
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Kevin has been with Leeds Beckett University since 2005. In 2020 he completed a fully funded PhD programme. His thesis explored the lived experiences of various stakeholders involved in an integrated healthy lifestyle programme.
He first came to Leeds Beckett University (then Leeds Metropolitan) to study for his MSc in Sport and Exercise Science. This was shortly after graduating from the University of Worcester with a first class with honours. In 2011 he gained his PGCHE while spending several years working within sports science learning support.
Following completion of Kevin's PhD, he gained a one year post-doctoral research fellowship at Leeds Beckett University. This involved a qualitative evaluation of a tier 3 child weight management programme, delivered during COVID-19. As of 2021, Kevin also started to work on an evaluation of the NHS Low Calorie Diet Programme.
MSc Research Process
Kevin is very interested in research pertaining to health and lifestyles. His research interests include exploring attrition to healthy lifestyle programmes, with a particular emphasis on weight management programmes. Kevin also has an interest in exploring health inequalities, and how lifestyle interventions are inequitable for certain groups in society. Furthermore, Kevin also has a specific interest in qualitative methodologies, and the use of social theory to help better understand lived experience.