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Cambridge Public Health

CAPE Policy Fellow

I am a Capabilities in Academic Policy Engagement (CAPE)-funded Policy Fellow at the Centre for Science and Policy, working with the Public Health Directorate at Cambridgeshire County Council on their Health in All Policies strategy. As part of this work, I am focusing on the development and implementation of equity-focused Health Impact Assessments to reduce health inequalities across the County in the long-term.

Publications from Elements

Theses / dissertations


  • Leggat, J., 2022. Investigating the impact of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease on the pathogenesis and progression of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction
  • Journal articles


  • Leggat, J., 2021. Tackling obesity—for the few Cambridge Journal of Science and Policy, v. 2
  • Leggat, J., Bidault, G. and Vidal-Puig, A., 2021. Lipotoxicity: a driver of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction? Clinical science (London, England : 1979), v. 135
  • Bidault, G., Virtue, S., Petkevicius, K., Jolin, HE., Dugourd, A., Guenantin, AC., Leggat, J., Mahler-Araujo, B., Lam, BYH., Ma, MK., Dale, M., Carobbio, S., Kaser, A., Fallon, PG., Saez Rodriguez, J., McKenzie, ANJ. and Vidal-Puig, A., 2021. SREBP1-induced fatty acid synthesis depletes macrophages antioxidant defences to promote their alternative activation Nature Metabolism, v. 3
  • 2020

  • Leggat, J., 2020. 'Processing' nutrition advice: how to inform guidelines on ultra-processed food Cambridge Journal of Science and Policy, v. 1
  • 2019

  • Bagchi-Chakraborty, J., Francis, A., Bray, T., Masters, L., Tsiantoulas, D., Nus, M., Harrison, J., Broekhuizen, M., Leggat, J., Clatworthy, MR., Espeli, M., Smith, KGC., Binder, CJ., Mallat, Z. and Sage, AP., 2019. B cell Fcγ receptor IIb modulates atherosclerosis in male and female mice by controlling adaptive germinal center and innate B1-cell responses Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, v. 39
  • Working papers


  • Baird, T., Fletcher-Etherington, A., Leggat, J., Mackinlay, K., Rendina, C. and Simpson-Kent, IL., 2021. The effect of Council decision making on the ability of Cambridgeshire communities to develop initiatives that lessen the need for formal health and social care services SocArXiv Papers,