Dr. Rebecca Pradeilles


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Rebecca joined the Public Health section of ScHARR in January 2015 as a Lecturer in Public Health. After training as a dietician, she completed a Masters degree in nutrition applied to low-and middle-income countries, followed by a Masters degree in epidemiology and public health. She has 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.

Rebecca is interested in socio-economic inequalities relating to poor health, in particular obesity-related non communicable diseases, predominantly in African populations. Her research has 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. Rebecca has interests in the nutrition transition occurring in low- and middle- income countries and in the assessment of diet in low- and middle-income countries, both quantitatively and qualitatively. Obesity policy development is an integral part of her research interest.

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