Vasant Hirani

Name: Vasant Hirani
Title: Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 1727 Internal x 41727
Position: Senior Research Fellow Fax: +44 (0)20 7813 0242
Department: Epidemiology & Public Health, Div of Population Health Address: 1 - 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 7HB
Research Theme: Ageing & wellbeing, Cardiovascular medicine, Population health

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Research & Teaching Profile

Research Interests: Obesity, Ageing, Chronic disease, Eating habits, Public health nutrition, vitamin D status in the UK population, Ethnic groups, Depression
Research Description: Vasant is involved in all aspects/phases of the Health Survey for England (HSE) and now has main responsibilities in data analysis, report writing and secondary analysis of survey data. Her recent work has involved co-authoring on the adult obesity chapter and children’s physical activity chapter for the HSE 2006 report as well as working on analysis of validation studies of physical activity measurement for HSE. She is currently working on secondary analysis of the Health Survey for England data. Main research interests are vitamin D status among the population of UK, obesity and chronic disease, eating habits, public health nutrition. She is chapter author on the Health Surveys and lead author in journal papers in these areas. She will be co-editing the HSE 2008 report.
UCL Collaborators: Dr Jennifer Mindell, Dr G Mishra, Paola Zaninotto, Dr F Tabassum
External Collaborators: Dr Robert Stewart, Institute of Psychiatry, Kerina Tull, MRC Human Nutrition Research, National Centre for Social Research
Conditions: Obesity, Diabetes, CVD, Health inequalities, Bone health
Methods: Cross sectional studies
Keywords: Chronic disease, Epidemiology, Ethnic health, Nutrition, Obesity, Public health nutrition, Vitamin D
Education Interests: Nutrition and Social Inequalities in Health, Health promotion
Education Description: Involved in teaching MSc in Social Epidemiology module and Ethnicity and Health
Publications List: Generated from the UCL research publications database.

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