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Dr Cecile Knai

PhD MPH RNutr (Public Health)

Associate Professor
of public health policy

Room
Room 118

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0)20 7958 8155

I studied History at McGill University in Canada and then an MPH at the University of California, Berkeley. Before joining LSHTM I worked at the World Health Organization's Regional Office for Europe in Copenhagen, Denmark, mainly on food and nutrition policy. I have a PhD in Public Health Policy from LSHTM. 

Affiliations

Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Department of Health Services Research and Policy

Teaching

Exam Board Chair, Nutrition for Global Health.

Module Organiser, Fundamental Public Health Nutrition.

I also teach on the following MSc modules: Nutrition-related Chronic Disease, and Nutrition Programme Planning.

Research

I work on various aspects of public health policy. This includes research on food and nutrition policy, food systems, and public health policy governance, including analyses of voluntary and other policy options on public health.

Research Area
Health policy
Public health
Research : policy relationship
Food
Qualitative methods
Discipline
Policy analysis
Disease and Health Conditions
Chronic disease
Obesity

Selected Publications

Food and beverage product reformulation as a corporate political strategy.
Scott, C. ; Hawkins, B. ; Knai, C. ;
2017
Soc Sci Med
The childhood obesity strategy.
Knai, C. ; Petticrew, M. ; Mays, N. ;
2016
BMJ
The Public Health Responsibility deal: has a public-private partnership brought about action on alcohol reduction?
Knai, C.; Petticrew, M.; Durand, M.A.; Scott, C.; James, L.; Mehrotra, A.; Eastmure, E.; Mays, N.;
2015
Addiction
Has a public–private partnership resulted in action on healthier diets in England? An analysis of the Public Health Responsibility Deal food pledges
Knai, C.; Petticrew, M.; Durand, M.A.; Eastmure, E.; James, L.; Mehrotra, A.; Scott, C.; Mays, N.
2015
Food Policy
Public health research funding: independence is important.
Knai, C.; Gilmore, A.; Lock, K.; McKee, M.;
2010
Lancet
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