Public acceptability of policies to address obesity
Project Reference: 04-2019
Commencement Date: September 2019
Project Duration: 12 months
The aim of this research project is to determine public support for a range of policies, including fiscal (taxes and subsidies) and non-fiscal, and interventions to address obesity on the island of Ireland in a nationally representative sample in Republic of Ireland (ROI) and Northern Ireland (NI) to support obesity policy implementation plans in both jurisdictions.
Dr Mirjam Heinen, University College Dublin
Dr Laura McGowan, Queen's University Belfast
2014 report: Attitudes of the public towards policies to address obesity
2022 report: Public acceptability of policies to address obesity
Spyreli E, McGowan L, Heery E, Kelly A, Croker H, Lawlor C, O'Neill R, Kelleher CC, McCarthy M, Wall P, Heinen MM. Public beliefs about the consequences of living with obesity in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. BMC Public Health. 2022 Oct 13;22(1):1910. doi: 10.1186/s12889-022-14280-9. PMID: 36229815; PMCID: PMC9559245.