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Ana Emilia Irache Ezpeleta

Ana Emilia Irache Ezpeleta

Educational background and interests:

Ana graduated with a BSc in Nursing at the University of Navarra, Spain and became a registered nurse in 2017. During her undergraduate she completed clinical rotations in a variety of specialties in Spain and the United States and worked with vulnerable communities in the city of Chicago. This experience led her to pursue a Master of Public Health at the University of Sheffield, UK where Ana worked as a Research Assistant in the School of Health and Related Research before starting her PhD. Ana's Master of Public Health dissertation consisted of a photovoice project investigating the physical and social drivers influencing dietary behaviours of women and adolescent girls living in two urban cities in Ghana.

PhD project focus:

Ana's PhD project will focus on the double burden of malnutrition in slums in Kenya as her research interests lie within Global Public Health Nutrition and include:

  • The double burden of malnutrition,
  • Women, children and adolescents’ health,
  • Sustainable nutrition surveillance systems and the use of technology,
  • Micronutrient deficiencies,
  • Food environment, and
  • Community-based participatory research.

Professor Paramjit Gill and Dr Rishi Caleyachetty