Dr Jack Benton

ISSF Pump Priming Fellow

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Jack is currently a Research Fellow, having recently been awarded a Wellcome Trust ISSF Pump-Priming Fellowship. Building on his PhD research, he will be developing novel methods using video technology to assess wellbeing behaviours in urban environments.

Jack has experience in a range of quantitative methods from basic inferential statistics to more complex multi-level regression modelling. Jack has a background in health psychology and has worked in a number of academic research roles.

Jack has a keen interest in using natural experimental methods to evaluate the health and wellbeing impacts of urban environmental interventions. For his PhD, Jack conducted two natural experimental studies of urban green space interventions in Greater Manchester, working closely with Manchester City Council and intervention providers (such as a local housing association and developers).

Research Networks and Beacons


  • Natural experiments, Evaluation, Built Environment, Green Infrastructure, Physical Activity, Wellbeing

Education / academic qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Evaluating the impact of urban green space interventions on physical activity and other wellbeing behaviours: developing and implementing improved natural experimental methods, The University of Manchester (2017 - 2021)
  • Master in Science, Clinical and Health Psychology, The University of Manchester (2014 - 2015)
  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology (2010 - 2013)

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