Emily’s research encompasses maternal and child nutrition including current projects on new strategies to improve complementary feeding in infants and young children in Peru (UK MRC funded) and mitigating against the impact of COVID-19 on maternal and child nutrition in the urban poor in Peru (2020- 2022). She has worked on projects in south Asia for over twenty years and collaborated with WHO, Save the Children UK, UNICEF Peru, as well as in-country research organisations. Recent work includes a systematic review commissioned by WHO on the impact of unhealthy food consumption on malnutrition in children to inform complementary feeding guidelines. She has also worked in Ghana, Kenya and South Africa. Her work includes the double burden of malnutrition, as well as covering the spectrum of disease from communicable to non-communicable diseases. Other research activities include the emergence and prevention of antimicrobial resistance in Bangladesh using a One Health approach and understanding the social and cultural drivers of antibiotic use. Further work includes a World Health Organisation funded project to strengthen health systems to reduce antibiotic use. Emily’s research uses both qualitative and quantitative methods.
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