With an early interest in nutrition and public health, I studied human nutrition for my BSc. During my BSc I moved to Peru and the Amazon area where I lived and researched for a year; I designed a survey that evaluated objective and subjective weight status of a sample female population of high excess weight prevalence. This research was later published. I took my MSc in Demography & Health at LSHTM with scholarship funding from the ESRC PIC. I gained strong quantitative analysis skills and a thorough understanding of methodologies in epidemiological research. Post MSc, I was employed as Higher Scientific Officer on a Gates-funded cohort which aimed to assess cognitive development in infants as a result of maternal nutritional status. I later moved to The Gambia to manage that arm of the study.
I am currently researching my PhD in BabyWASH at the school of Water, Energy and Environment at Cranfield University. My PhD looks at the link between water, sanitation, hygiene and nutrition and their role in environmental enteropathy and stunting prevalence in infants in Ethiopia. I am part-sponsored by the NGO People in Need, with whom I am working collaboratively to understand this issue.
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