Prof Paula Griffiths
Professor of Population Health
Europe, United Kingdom
Europe, United Kingdom
Expertise and interests
academia and research
Demography, Development studies, food and nutrition, food insecurity and undernourishment, Nutrition, Public health
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
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.
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.
Click the links below for details of this members recent projects
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)
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