UCL Institute for Global Health
UCL Centre for International Health and Development
Institute of Child Health
30 Guilford Street
London WC1N 1EH
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Expertise: Public-health interventions to promote child growth in low and middle income countries
Biography: Jenny is a PhD student on the MRC DTA programme and has been registered with the CIHD since October 2009. She is evaluating a community mobilisation intervention (with women’s groups) to test for differences in child growth outcomes between intervention and comparison groups. This work is being undertaken in Jharkhand and Orissa, India, in collaboration with Ekjut, one of CIHD’s partner organisations.
In 2008 Jenny completed three placements as part of her studentship: a CIHD-based review of breastfeeding assessment tools for use in high burden settings, included in the MAMI report, data analysis from the Ukrainian Post-natal Cohort Study of HIV-infected Childbearing Women at the MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, and a qualitative project exploring health-provider perspectives on emergency contraception provision at four London clinics with the UCL Research Department of Infection and Population Health. Jenny previously worked as a research assistant in childhood obesity in the UCL Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (2006-2008). Jenny has a BSc in Psychology (Newcastle University, 2003) and an MSc in Health Psychology (Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh, 2005).