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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. 

Affiliations

Department of Population Health
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Teaching

MSc Nutrition for Global Health 

Research

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 Area
Child health
Health inequalities
Health outcomes
Maternal health
Public health
Adolescent health
Global Health
Mixed methods
Discipline
Epidemiology
Nutrition
Disease and Health Conditions
Malnutrition
Non-communicable diseases
Obesity
Country
Morocco
Pakistan
South Africa
Region
Middle East & North Africa (developing only)
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Community readiness for adolescents' overweight and obesity prevention is low in urban South Africa: a case study.
Pradeilles, R. ; Rousham, E.K. ; Norris, S.A. ; Kesten, J.M. ; Griffiths, P.L. ;
BMC Public Health
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