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Sarah Dalzell

Sarah Dalzell

Investigator Scientist, MRC Nutrition and Bone Health Research Group


Sarah is a nutritional scientist based at the MRC Nutrition and Bone Health Research Group in Cambridge.  She has recently completed her PhD which aimed to understand the impact and implications of rural-to-urban migration and the nutrition transition on bone health in Gambian women.

Subject groups/Research projects

Food and Health:

Research Interests

Sarah's research interests lie in the field of global health, and she has a particular interest in understanding dietary and lifestyle transition in rural and urban settings and the linkages between the two, with an aim to contribute to policy and the development of interventions.

Recognising that determinants of nutrition-related NCDs are both complex and multidisciplinary, she has sought to develop additional skills in qualitative and mixed methods, enabling her to adopt a comprehensive approach to nutrition research.

Over the last 5 years, her work has primarily been conducted in The Gambia, West Africa.

She is a member of the European Nutrition Leadership Platform and the UK Nutrition Society.

Key words: Nutrition, transition, rural-urban linkages, migration, sustainability, global health, Africa, dietary public health, NCD prevention

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