Dr Rebecca Pradeilles BSc MSc PhD

Research Fellow in Global Health Nutrition


I joined LSHTM in April 2016 as a Research Fellow in Global Health Nutrition. After training as a dietician, I completed a Masters degree in Nutrition applied to low-and middle-income countries, followed by a Masters degree in Epidemiology and Public Health. I have recently completed a PhD in Public Health at Loughborough University, focussing on neighbourhood and household socio-economic influences on diet and nutritional status in a cohort of urban South African adolescents. Before joining LSHTM, I worked as a Lecturer in Public Health at the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield. 




MSc Nutrition for Global Health 


I am particularly interested in socio-economic inequalities relating to poor nutrition and health. My research has mainly focussed on socio-economic factors acting at the neighbourhood and household levels in relation to nutrition and obesity, in both adolescents and adults in several African populations. I have interests in the nutrition transition occurring in low- and middle- income countries and in the assessment of diet in resource-poor settings, both quantitatively and qualitatively. 

I am currently working on the LANSA (Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia) project in rural Pakistan looking at the linkages between agriculture, nutrition and health in women and children. 

Research areas

  • Adolescent health
  • Child health
  • Global Health
  • Health inequalities
  • Health outcomes
  • Maternal health
  • Mixed methods
  • Public health


  • Epidemiology
  • Nutrition

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Malnutrition
  • Non-communicable diseases
  • Obesity


  • Middle East & North Africa (developing only)
  • South Asia
  • Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)


  • Morocco
  • Pakistan
  • South Africa
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