Dr Denise Bellingham-Young is a quantitative researcher with interests in the foetal origins of health and disease, health policy, and the public health implications of violence. With a background in psychology, Denise applies psychological theory to public health issues. She was awarded a PhD by the University of Wolverhampton in 2004 for an epidemiological investigation into associations between birth weight and subsequent adult illness and psychological states. She is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS) a Chartered Psychologist, Chartered Scientist and Fellow of both the Royal Society for Public Health and Higher Education Academy. She has a number of publications in peer-reviewed journals.