Jillian joined SCPHRP in 2017 and has been involved in several different projects. She is currently working on an NIHR-funded evaluation of Stand Up for Health, an intervention to reduce sedentary behaviour on contact (call) centres. Jillian is working alongside Dr. Divya Sivaramakrishnan, coordinating and carrying out the intervention and collecting data from the 11 participating contact centres across the UK. Prior to this, she worked on another NIHR-funded study, the 20 MPH project, leading data collection teams to capture the public perception of the implementation of 20mph speed limits in several areas of Edinburgh.
Jillian has a BSc in Kinesiology and Health Science (York University, Canada) and a Masters in Public Health (University of Waterloo, Canada). Prior to working at SCPHRP she worked as an exercise physiologist, personal trainer, and workplace disability case manager. She also worked for NHS Lothian as a Falls Assistant Practitioner, developing an educational intervention to reduce falls in care home residents across Edinburgh.
Contact Jillian at Jillian.Manner@ed.ac.uk