Personal profile


Lily is currently a PhD student at The University of Manchester, based in the Healthy Ageing Research Group (HARG). The topic of her thesis is to develop and feasibility-test health promoting activity in the workplace. 

Prior to this, Lily worked as a project support co-ordinator at the Applied Research Collaboration Greater Manchester and The Northern Health Science Alliance. 

In 2020, Lily began a part-time Master of Public Health postgraduate degree while working for The Northern Health Science Alliance. Her dissertation explored barriers and facilitators to physical activity in university staff working from home. She graduated with a distinction in January 2023.

For her undergraduate degree, Lily graduated from The University of Manchester in 2018 with a 2:1 in Music. Her dissertation explored the role and representation of the female body in popular music videos. She has played piano from a young age and achieved her grade 8 distinction in 2014.

Research interests

  • Physical Activity 
  • Sedentary Behaviour 
  • Behaviour Change
  • Healthy Ageing
  • Health Inequalities 
  • Music Therapy
  • Participatory Music 


BA Music - 2:1 (The University of Manchester, 2018) 

Master of Public Health - Distinction (The University of Sheffield, 2022)