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Prof Paula Griffiths

Organisation name

Loughborough University

Job title

Professor of Population Health

Scientific Title


Website address


Europe, United Kingdom

Country of current residence

Europe, United Kingdom

Expertise and interests

Sectoral expertise

academia and research

Disciplinary Expertise

Demography, Development studies, food and nutrition, food insecurity and undernourishment, Nutrition, Public health

Area of interest

Rural development, Agriculture, Consumption, Food, Food markets, Food safety, Food security, Gender dynamics, Governance and policy, Safety nets and vulnerability, Diet quality, Health, Health systems, Maternal and child health, Climate change, Sustainability, Urbanisation, Water and sanitation


Members introduction

Prof Griffiths work focuses on inequalities in health in LMICs and focuses on community based strategies to reduce these. She currently leads projects investigating the development of inegrated programming to suppor nurturing care including adequate nutrition in the African context. She also undertakes research in urban poor contexts to understand what drives food choices and food insecurity for adults, adolescents and infants. 

Academic publications

Recent publications

Goudet, S., Bogin, B. A., Madise, N. J., and Griffiths, P. L (2019)..Nutritional interventions for preventing stunting in children (birth to 59 months) living in urban slums in low‐ and middle‐income countries (LMIC). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 6(6)

Pradeilles, R., Marr, C., Laar, A., Holdsworth, M., Zotor, F., Tandoh, A., Klomegah, S., Coleman, N., Bash, K.,  Green, M., and Griffiths, P. L (2019). How ready are communities to implement actions to improve diets of adolescent girls and women in urban Ghana? BMC Public Health, 19, 1.

Goudet, S., Griffiths, P. L., Wainaina, C. W., Macharia, T. N., Wekesah, F. M,. Wanjohi, M., Muriuki, P., and  Kimani-Murage, E (2018). Social value of a nutritional counselling and support program for breastfeeding in urban poor settings, Nairobi. BMC Public Health, 18, 424.

Kimani-Murage, E., Griffiths, P. L., Wekesah, F. M., Wanjohi, M. M., Muhia, N., Muriuki, P., Egondi, T., Kyobutungi, C., Ezeh, A., McGarvey, S. T., Musoke, R., Norris, S. A. and Madise, N (2017). Effectiveness of home-based nutritional counselling and support on exclusive breastfeeding in urban poor settings in Nairobi: A cluster randomized controlled trial. Globalization and Health, 13, 90.

    Goudet, S. M., Kimani, E. K., Wekesah, F., Griffiths, P. L., Bogin, B. A., and Madise, N. J (2017). How does poverty affect children’s nutritional status in Nairobi slums? A qualitative study of the root causes of undernutrition.  Public Health Nutrition, 20, 4, 608-619. 

    Recent Projects

    Click the links below for details of this members recent projects

    New Strategies to reduce anaemia and overweight/ obesity among infants and young children in Peru

    UK-Africa network to improve the nutrition of infants and young children living in poverty (NINO LIP) in urbanizing sub-Saharan African countries

    Testing the Feasibility of Incorporating Support for Early Childhood Development into the Baby Friendly Community Initiative in Kenya

    Caring Practices And Support for Early Childhood Development and learning among nomadic pastoralists – informing the development of a support system to foster optimal early childhood development in Kenya (CAPS-ECD study)

    Kenya-UK development award to support the design of a whole system approach to facilitate the functioning of the baby friendly community initiative within the Kenyan health system


    Member for
    4 months 3 weeks