Paula Griffiths is Professor of Population Health (0.8 FTE) and leads Loughborough University’s (LU) global research challenge in health and wellbeing. She is also honorary Professor in the School of Clinical Medicine, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. Her research focuses on inequalities in maternal and child health and nutrition outcomes in low- and middle-income countries and community strategies to reduce these. As a Social Scientist she brings expertise to global development projects that facilitates the understanding of the social contexts in which people live and how these influence their behaviours and uptake of interventions designed to improve nutrition and health in populations living in resource poor settings and particularly in urban areas. Griffiths has shared these skills with 15 completed PhD students (over 50% international students) during her career as well as mentoring early career postdocs through training fellowships and sponsoring mid-career scientists in Leadership Programmes.
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