Effectiveness of workplace wellness programmes – systematic reviews and meta-analyses

Dr Sue Reeves, Dr Caroline Childs

Season 2


Clear understanding of:
  • Systematic reviews
  • Meta-analyses
Be aware of:
  • Variations in study design
  • Potential sources of bias in the reporting of research studies|
  • Recent changes to the working environment
Be able to:
  • Read and critique a scientific paper
  • Consider the context of the research conducted


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Dr Sue Reeves, Head of Undergraduate Studies and Student Experience, Department of Life Sciences, University of Roehampton

Expert speaker

Dr Sue Reeves
Head of Undergraduate Studies and Student Experience, Department of Life Sciences, University of Roehampton. Chaired by Dr Caroline Elizabeth Childs BSc (Hons) PhD RNutr.

Dr Sue Reeves is the Head of Undergraduate Provision and Student Experience in the Department of Life Sciences at the University of Roehampton. She is a Senior Fellow of the HEA, a Registered Nutritionist and Fellow of the AfN, where she is also a CPD assessor and Regional Rep.

Paper reference

The session discusses the paper: Effectiveness of workplace wellness programmes for dietary habits, overweight and cardio metabolic health – systematic reviews and meta-analyses

This paper considers the effectiveness of workplace wellness programmes on dietary habits, weight and cardiometabolic health, but also presents an opportunity to consider what the terms ‘systematic review’ and’ meta-analysis’ mean

About Journal Club Chair, Dr Caroline Childs

Each Journal Club session is chaired by Dr Caroline Childs, Nutrition and Metabolism subject lead in Medicine at the University of Southampton. She received student-nominated awards for ‘most engaging lecturer’ and ‘best pastoral support’ and a colleague-nominated award for teaching excellence. Dr Childs is a Nutrition Society Ambassador and a South East Regional Representative for the Association for Nutrition.

As she says, “Developing skills in critical appraisal is an essential part of being a competent nutrition professional – whether you’re a dietitian, nutritionist or health professional specialising in nutrition.”


Nutrition research reported in the media often highlights mixed or contradictory results between studies. So, as a nutrition professional, how can you ensure you use the strongest available evidence to inform your practice?


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