Justin Webb

Justin has been working in the field of public health for over ten years both as a practitioner and as a researcher. Justin's former roles include working as the Director of the Centre for Workplace and Community Health at St Mary's University, and as a National Engagement Manager for Macmillan Cancer Support, leading on the charity's healthy lifestyles programme.

Justin Webb

Justin Webb

Justin's research interest is in behavioural and social science and public health. Justin is a senior lecturer on the Health and Social Care BSc degree, the Public Health and Health Promotion BSc degree and the Public HealthMSc, for which he is also the course leader.

Justin has taught across a range of modules at a postgraduate level including health improvement, epidemiology, and health protection. In addition, Justin has taught public health and health promotion, and employability skills at an undergraduate level.

London Met is an accredited training provider for the Royal Society for Public Health and as such, Justin delivers two week-long summer schools, offering professional qualifications to students and the public health workforce alike.

Recent publications include:

  • Webb, J, Peel, J, Fife-Schaw, C, and Ogden, J (2019). A mixed-methods process evaluation of a print-based intervention supported by internet tools to improve physical activity in UK cancer survivors. Public Health, 175, 19–27. 
  • Webb, J, Fife-Schaw, C, and Ogden, J (2019). A randomised control trial and cost-consequence analysis to examine the effects of a print-based intervention supported by internet tools on the physical activity of UK cancer survivors. Public Health, 171, 106–115.
  • Webb, J, Fife-Schaw, C, Ogden, J, and Foster, J (2017). The Effect of the Move More Pack on the Physical Activity of Cancer Survivors: Protocol for a Randomized Waiting List Control Trial with Process Evaluation. JMIR research protocols, 6(11), e220. doi:10.2196/resprot.7755
  • Webb, J, Stockwell, J, and Chavez-Ugalde, Y (2017). The reach, adoption, and effectiveness of online training for healthcare professionals. Public Health, 153, 107–110.
  • Webb, J, Hall, J, Hall, K, and Fabunmi-Alade, R (2016). Increasing the frequency of physical activity very brief advice from nurses to cancer patients. A mixed-methods feasibility study of a training intervention. Public Health, 139(C), 121–133. 
  • Webb, J, Foster, J, and Poulter, E (2016). Increasing the frequency of physical activity very brief advice for cancer patients. Development of an intervention using the behaviour change wheel. Public Health, 133, 45–56.
  • Webb, J, Smerald, G, Ardill, J Fu, E, and Toombs, B (2016) The barriers and motivators to physical activity in people living with cancer. Conference abstract 2016 National Cancer Research Institute conference, November 2016, Liverpool, England.
  • Webb, J, Smerald, G, Ardill, J, Fu, E, and Toombs, B (2016, November). What drives cancer survivors to get active? NCRI conference, Liverpool, England.
  • Worbey, S, Foster, J, Horlock, R, and Webb, J (2016). Formative evaluation of Macmillan’s physical activity behaviour change care pathway. NCRI conference, Liverpool, England.

Justin is an experienced presenter having delivered sessions at National and International conferences. Justin is available for consultancy work, media appearances and for providing expert comment on public health and behavioural science issues. Here are examples of Justin talking about his research to the European Medical Journal:

At the 2015 National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference, Justin Webb gives an overview of a new Macmillan Cancer Support initiative aimed at helping cancer patients integrate physical activity into their routine: "keeping active with Macmillian cancer support".

At the 2015 National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference, Justin Webb also spoke about the initiatives Macmillan Cancer Support is implementing to increase conversations about physical activity between healthcare professionals and cancer patients: "Helping healthcare professionals initiate conversations about physical activity".

Justin Webb
Course Leader for Public Health MSc 
E: j.webb1@londonmet.ac.uk