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Dr Hilary Davies-Kershaw

Assistant Professor

United Kingdom

Hilary is an established nutrition epidemiologist & registered dietitian. Her work focuses on a life course perspective of nutrition within 2 distinct areas; older adults and maternal & child health. Her expertise includes mixed methods research, mother-child cohort studies, clinical dietetics and analysing longitudinal datasets (including English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, Hospital Episode Statistics, The Health Improvement Network and SUAAHARA). She joined LSHTM in 2019 and is an Assistant Professor and Programme Director of the MSc Nutrition for Global Health. Prior to joining, she worked in academia (UCL, University of Surrey and St Mary's University), NGO (Philani Nutrition Centre) and the NHS. She is currently part of the UKRI GCRF funded Action Against Stunting Hub Study (India, Indonesia and Senegal). Together with Elaine Ferguson, Alissa Pries and Sara Strout, the Nutrition workstream are responsible for protocol development, capacity building and training for the collection and statistical analysis of the following: dietary intake, anthropometry, blood, hair cortisol, breastmilk, maternal stress, social support and depression.

Affiliations

Department of Population Health
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Teaching

Fundamentals for Public Health Nutrition

Nutrition Programme Planning

Extended Epidemiology

MSc Research projects

Research

Research Area
Epidemiology
Child health
Maternal health
Public health

Selected Publications

The role of loneliness on hearing ability and dementia: A novel mediation approach
Hackett, RA; Vo, TT; Vansteelandt, S; Davies‐Kershaw, H;
2023
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Longitudinal mediation analysis of time-to-event endpoints in the presence of competing risks
Vo, T-T; Davies-Kershaw, H; Hackett, R; Vansteelandt, S;
2022
Lifetime Data Analysis
The Role of Zinc in Depressed Pregnant and Non-Pregnant Women: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Page, NB; Brown, AM; Pascoe, E; Braithwaite, S; Townsend, ML; Herbert, JS; DAVIES, H; Hart, KH; Moore, JB;
2020
Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
ASSOCIATIONS OF ALLOSTATIC LOAD WITH CORONARY HEART DISEASE AND DEMENTIA IN THE ENGLISH LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF AGEING
Cadar, D; Abell, J; Hackett, R; DAVIES, H; Llewellyn, D; Batty, G; Steptoe, A;
2018
Innovation in Aging
TRAJECTORIES OF FUNCTIONAL IMPAIRMENT AND DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS IN RELATION TO SUBSEQUENT DEMENTIA RISK
Cadar, D; DAVIES, H; Llewellyn, D; Batty, G; Steptoe, A;
2018
Innovation in Aging
Vision Impairment and Risk of Dementia: Findings from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing
Davies‐Kershaw, HR; Hackett, RA; Cadar, D; Herbert, A; Orrell, M; Steptoe, A;
2018
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Individual and Area-Based Socioeconomic Factors Associated With Dementia Incidence in England
Cadar, D; Lassale, C; DAVIES, H; Llewellyn, DJ; Batty, GD; Steptoe, A;
2018
JAMA Psychiatry
Factors influencing recording of drug misuse in primary care: a qualitative study of GPs in England
Davies-Kershaw, H; Petersen, I; Nazareth, I; Stevenson, F;
2018
British Journal of General Practice
Walking Speed, Cognitive Function, and Dementia Risk in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing
Hackett, RA; Davies‐Kershaw, H; Cadar, D; Orrell, M; Steptoe, A;
2018
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
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