Role: Group leader
Department: MRC Elsie Widdowson Laboratory
School: Clinical Medicine
Organisation: University of Cambridge
Interests: Africa, Ageing, Asia, Behaviour, Development/Growth, Environmental determinants of health, Ethnic minorities, Geography of disease, Global Health, Hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, Infectious Diseases, Maternal and child health, Migration, Nutrition, Paediatrics, Reproduction/fertility
Research focuses on the influences of dietary, lifestyle, body composition, and underlying conditions on bone health, and on population health and policy implications of a low calcium intake and/or vitamin D status. Studies are conducted in the UK, The Gambia, Bangladesh, Uganda, South Africa and China. Areas of work include calcium and vitamin D requirements, pregnancy and lactation; nutrition transition, health impacts of supplementation; prevalence and aetiology of rickets.