Dr Tilly Paz is a lecturer on the Public Health and Health Promotion programme, with a special interest in inequalities, food, eating and their relevance for our physical and mental health.
She holds a BA in Psychology, an MA in Conflict Research and another MSc in Health Promotion (forthcoming), and a PhD in Law.
Tilly's research focuses on policy around food issues, mainly those that affect children in schools. She is a qualitative researcher and her passion lies in grounded theory and thematic analysis.
Prior to turning to academia, Tilly worked with individuals, groups and professionals who confronted challenges with emotional eating and were interested in developing their capacity towards intuitive eating as a way to reject the dieting culture and reconnect with their own bodies.
Previously, she worked, volunteered and researched in the field of sexual assault and still holds a special interest in sex education. In that capacity, Tilly designed and delivered training for legal professionals, as well as lectures and workshops around efficient communication with victims of sexual assault.
Research and knowledge exchange
2019: Member of a small team, the JSNA report of Brighton and Hove ("Food Poverty, Diet and Health")
2012-Current: Lectures, TED-style presentations and workshops to variety of groups, academic and non-academic professionals, focusing on nutrition, trauma and sex education
2017: Workshop – "Brighton and Hove Food Strategy and Understanding the Impact of a City-Wide Approach to Food", University of Sussex.
2016: Presentation – "School Dinners: Hidden Agendas and Surprising Outcomes", Royal Holloway, London.
2016: Presentation – "New Standards for School Meals", University of West London.
Teaching and subject expertise
Currently leading and teaching on various modules such as Epidemiology; Health Protection; Environemnt and Health; Personal Academic Development and more.
Publications and research outputs
Paz, Tilly (forthcoming in 2021), "Changes at the back yard – Therapeutic Elements and Police Work, Trough the Lens of Sexual Assault Cases" in Law, Society and Culture (Nomi Levenkorn and Tamar Kritcheli Katz - eds.)
Paz, Tilly and Amir Paz-Fuchs (2017), "Is There a Free Lunch? Normative, Nutritional and Legal Aspects of School Dinners" in Law, Society and Culture (Aeyal Gross and Yofi Tirosh – eds.).
Paz, Tilly (2015) "Beyond Legislation: Genuine Change in the Interaction between Victims of Sexual Crimes and the Criminal Law System" 48(3) Israel Law Review.