Hibbah A. Saeed

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Lead Supervisor- Professor Michelle Holdsworth

Hibbah joined the University of Sheffield in October 2013, as a PhD student at the School of Health and Related Research, Section of Public Health.  She is undertaking research on ethnic minorities in Europe.

Prior to starting her PhD, Hibbah worked as a Research Assistant at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Ghana.  She was involved in general assistance in research work; undertaking surveys, computation, writing, supervision and training of research assistants.

Her PhD project falls broadly under migrant health.  The research adopts a mixed method research approach to explore the determinants of dietary behaviour, dietary change following migration and household food insecurity among Ghanaians living in the United Kingdom. As part of her PhD, she led a systematic mapping review on factors influencing dietary behaviours of ethnic minority groups in Europe for the EU funded DEDIPAC project.


  • BSc Community Nutrition -Ghana
  • MSc Nutrition and Rural Development -Belgium

Research Interests

Hibbah’s research interests are: –

  • Determinants of dietary behaviours and dietary patterns
  • Migrant health
  • Obesity among minority ethnic groups
  • Nutrition transition in developing countries
  • Household food insecurity
  • Breastfeeding and Infant feeding

Teaching Interests

Hibbah is interested in teaching in the following areas: nutrition; international nutrition, nutrition for developing countries and nutrition policies, community nutrition, obesity, maternal and infant nutrition and other nutrition related topics.


Saeed H. A, Mogendi J. B, Akparibo R, Kolsteren P. Reliability of Mid-Upper Arm Circumference Measurements Taken by Community Health Nurses. Curr Res Nutr Food Sci 2015;3(1).http://www.foodandnutritionjournal.org/?p=1392

Mogendi, J. B., De Steur, H., Gellynck, X., Saeed, H. A., & Makokha, A. (2015). Efficacy of mid-upper arm circumference in identification, follow-up and discharge of malnourished children during nutrition rehabilitation. Nutrition research and practice, 9(3), 268-277.