Dr Rebecca Pradeilles
BSc MSc PhD
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.
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.