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Dr Pamela Graham

Research Fellow

Department: Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

Pam is particularly interested in child and adolescent development and family health & wellbeing and has conducted research predominantly investigating the impact of school and community food interventions, such as breakfast clubs and holiday clubs, on various outcomes for children and families.

Prior to beginning her PhD titled ‘Breakfast clubs, social relationships and behaviour’, Pam spent time working within primary and secondary education taking on a variety of roles including Learning Support and Social Inclusion Assistant. She also spent time volunteering as a mentor for Barnardo's.  

Key Publications

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  • Hunger in the primary school setting, Gooseman, A., Defeyter, M., Graham, P. 4 Apr 2019, In: Education 3-13
  • A Pedometer-Based Physically Active Learning Intervention, Morris, J., Daly-Smith, A., Defeyter, M., McKenna, J., Zwolinsky, S., Lloyd, S., Fothergill, M., Graham, P. 6 Jan 2019, In: Pediatric Exercise Science
  • Holiday Hunger: Feeding Children During the School Holidays, Graham, P., Stretesky, P., Long, M., Mann, E., Defeyter, M. 9 Oct 2018, Feeding Children Inside and Outside the Home, Taylor & Francis
  • The Impact of Holiday Clubs on Household Food Insecurity—A Pilot Study, Stretesky, P., Long, M., Graham, P., Palmer, K., Steinbock, E., Defeyter, M. Mar 2018, In: Health and Social Care in the Community
  • For some kids school holidays mean hunger and isolation, Graham, P., Defeyter, G. 24 Jul 2017
  • School holiday food provision in the UK: a qualitative investigation of needs, benefits, and potential for development, Graham, P., Crilley, E., Stretesky, P., Long, M., Palmer, K., Steinbock, E., Defeyter, M. 22 Aug 2016, In: Frontiers in Public Health
  • A qualitative evaluation of Holiday Breakfast Clubs in the UK: Views of adult attendees, children, and staff, Defeyter, M., Graham, P., Prince, K. 13 Aug 2015, In: Frontiers in Public Health
  • More than just a meal: breakfast club attendance and children’s social relationships, Defeyter, M., Graham, P., Russo, R. 30 Jul 2015, In: Frontiers in Public Health
  • Breakfast clubs: Starting the day in a positive way, Graham, P., Russo, R., Defeyter, M. 8 Jul 2015, In: Frontiers in Public Health
  • The advantages and disadvantages of breakfast clubs according to parents, children, and school staff in the North East of England, UK, Graham, P., Russo, R., Defeyter, M. 5 Jun 2015, In: Frontiers in Public Health


  • Psychology PhD April 23 2015
  • Psychology BSc (Hons) September 01 2005


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