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Dr Beki Langford

Dr Beki Langford

Dr Beki Langford
BA, MA, PhD, PhD(Dunelm.)

Senior Research Associate in Qualitative Research

Area of research

Children and young people's public health

Office BG1
Oakfield House,
Oakfield Grove, Clifton BS8 2BN
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+44 (0) 117 3310040


Beki Langford is a Senior Research Associate with the DECIPHer (Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement), a UKCRC Public Health Research Centre of Excellence.

Beki is a medical anthropologist with research interests in children and young people’s public health, health inequities and intervention development and evaluation. She has expertise in qualitative methods (including semi-structured interviews, focus groups, observations and ethnography) and evidence synthesis (systematic reviews and meta-ethnography).

Her research focuses primarily on educational settings and in particular the use of process evaluations within randomised trials of public health interventions. She has worked on process evaluations of physical activity and nutrition interventions in nurseries (NAP SACC UK) and primary schools (Active for Life Year 5) and a smoking prevention intervention in Further Education settings (The Filter).

Beki has expertise in conducting systematic reviews of complex public health interventions. She led the first Cochrane systematic review into the World Health Organisation’s Health Promoting Schools framework and is co-author on two forthcoming Cochrane reviews into multiple-risk behaviour interventions. She also co-authored a meta-ethnography of young people’s views of their sex and relationship education.


  • Children and Young People's Public Health
  • School-based interventions
  • Complex Interventions
  • Global Health
  • Mixed Methods Research
  • Health Inequities
  • Systematic Reviews
  • Evidence synthesis
  • Medical Anthropology

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