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Academy membership

Members profile

Name

Dr Naomi Saville

Organisation name

University College London Institute for Global Health

Job title

Senior Researcn Associate

Website address

https://iris.ucl.ac.uk/iris/browse/profile?upi=NMSAV73

Nationality

Europe, United Kingdom

Country of current residence

Asia, Nepal

Expertise and interests

Sectoral expertise

Community Engagement, Community nutrition, Nutrition, Public health and nutrition

Disciplinary Expertise

Dietary Assessment, food insecurity and undernourishment, Nutrition, Wild edible plants and Non Timber Forest Products

Area of interest

Rural development, Agriculture, Consumption, Food, Food security, Diet quality, Health, Health systems, Maternal and child health, One Health, Biodiversity, Sustainability, Climate change, Sustainable diets

Personal

Members introduction

Naomi Saville, University College London Institute for Global Health, based in Nepal. Research specialisation: cRCTs of participatory learning & action women’s groups to improve health/nutrition (birth weight, pregnancy anemia); early marriage+human capital; pollination+diet.

Academic publications

Recent publications

Saville, N. M., B. P. Shrestha, S. Style, H. Harris-Fry, B. J. Beard, A. Sen, S. Jha, A. Rai, V. Paudel, R. Sah, P. Paudel, A. Copas, B. Bhandari, R. Neupane, J. Morrison, L. Gram, A.-M. Pulkki-Brännström, J. Skordis-Worrall, M. Basnet, S. de Pee, A. Hall, J. Harthan, M. Thondoo, S. Klingberg, J. Messick, D. S. Manandhar, D. Osrin and A. Costello (2018). "Impact on birth weight and child growth of Participatory Learning and Action women’s groups with and without transfers of food or cash during pregnancy: Findings of the low birth weight South Asia cluster-randomised controlled trial (LBWSAT) in Nepal." PLOS ONE 13(5): e0194064.

Marphatia AA, Wells JCK, Reid AM, Borja MC, Manandhar DS, Sen A, Saville N, Devakumar D, Osrin D, Prost A et al: The association of maternal nutrition and children’s pre-primary experience with over-age attendance in secondary school: evidence from lowland Nepal. International Journal of Educational Research 2020, 99:101491.

Rai A, Maharjan MR, Harris Fry HA, Chhetri PK, Wasti PC, Saville NM. Consumption of rice, acceptability and sensory qualities of fortified rice amongst consumers of social safety net rice in Nepal. PLOS ONE. 2019;14(10):e0222903

Rai A, Gurung S, Thapa S, Saville NM. Correlates and inequality of underweight and overweight among women of reproductive age: Evidence from the 2016 Nepal Demographic Health Survey. PloS one. 2019;14(5):e0216644.

Harris-Fry, H. A., P. Paudel, T. Harrisson, N. Shrestha, S. Jha, B. J. Beard, A. Copas, B. P. Shrestha, D. S. Manandhar, A. M. L. Costello, M. Cortina-Borja and N. M. Saville (2018). "Participatory Women's Groups with Cash Transfers Can Increase Dietary Diversity and Micronutrient Adequacy during Pregnancy, whereas Women's Groups with Food Transfers Can Increase Equity in Intrahousehold Energy Allocation." J Nutr.

Wells, J. C. K., D. Devakumar, D. S. Manandhar, N. Saville, S. S. Chaube, A. Costello and D. Osrin (2018). "Associations of stunting at 2 years with body composition and blood pressure at 8 years of age: longitudinal cohort analysis from lowland Nepal." European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Harris-Fry, H. A., P. Paudel, N. Shrestha, T. Harrisson, B. J. Beard, S. Jha, B. P. Shrestha, D. S. Manandhar, A. Costello, M. Cortina-Borja and N. M. Saville (2018). "Status and determinants of intra-household food allocation in rural Nepal." Eur J Clin Nutr.

Gram, L., J. Morrison, N. Saville, S. S. Yadav, B. Shrestha, D. Manandhar, A. Costello and J. Skordis-Worrall (2018). "Do Participatory Learning and Action Women’s Groups Alone or Combined with Cash or Food Transfers Expand Women’s Agency in Rural Nepal?" The Journal of Development Studies: 1-17.

Akhter, N., N. Saville, B. Shrestha, D. S. Manandhar, D. Osrin, A. Costello and A. Seal (2018). "Change in cost and affordability of a typical and nutritionally adequate diet among socio-economic groups in rural Nepal after the 2008 food price crisis." Food Security.

Harris-Fry, H., B. J. Beard, T. Harrisson, P. Paudel, N. Shrestha, S. Jha, B. P. Shrestha, D. S. Manandhar, A. Costello and N. M. Saville (2018). "Smartphone tool to collect repeated 24 h dietary recall data in Nepal." Public Health Nutrition 21(2): 260-272.

Devakumar, D., D. Kular, B. P. Shrestha, C. Grijalva-Eternod, R. M. Daniel, N. M. Saville, D. S. Manandhar, A. Costello, D. Osrin and J. C. K. Wells (2018). "Socioeconomic determinants of growth in a longitudinal study in Nepal." Matern Child Nutr 14(1).

Style, S., B. J. Beard, H. Harris-Fry, A. Sengupta, S. Jha, B. P. Shrestha, A. Rai, V. Paudel, M. Thondoo, A.-M. Pulkki-Brannstrom, J. Skordis-Worrall, D. S. Manandhar, A. Costello and N. M. Saville (2017). "Experiences in running a complex electronic data capture system using mobile phones in a large-scale population trial in southern Nepal." Global Health Action 10(1): 1330858.

Morrison, J., S. Dulal, H. Harris-Fry, M. Basnet, N. Sharma, B. Shrestha, D. Manandhar, A. Costello, D. Osrin and N. Saville (2017). "Formative qualitative research to develop community-based interventions addressing low birth weight in the plains of Nepal." Public Health Nutrition 21(2): 377-384.

Nair, N., P. Tripathy, H. S. Sachdev, H. Pradhan, S. Bhattacharyya, R. Gope, S. Gagrai, S. Rath, S. Rath, R. Sinha, S. S. Roy, S. Shewale, V. Singh, A. Srivastava, A. Costello, A. Copas, J. Skordis-Worrall, H. Haghparast-Bidgoli, N. Saville and A. Prost (2017). "Effect of participatory women's groups and counselling through home visits on children's linear growth in rural eastern India (CARING trial): a cluster-randomised controlled trial." Lancet Glob Health 5(10): e1004-e1016.

Saville, N. M., B. P. Shrestha, S. Style, H. Harris-Fry, B. J. Beard, A. Sengupta, S. Jha, A. Rai, V. Paudel, A.-M. Pulkki-Brannstrom, A. Copas, J. Skordis-Worrall, B. Bhandari, R. Neupane, J. Morrison, L. Gram, R. Sah, M. Basnet, J. Harthan, D. S. Manandhar, D. Osrin and A. Costello (2016). "Protocol of the Low Birth Weight South Asia Trial (LBWSAT), a cluster-randomised controlled trial testing impact on birth weight and infant nutrition of Participatory Learning and Action through women’s groups, with and without unconditional transfers of fortified food or cash during pregnancy in Nepal." BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 16(1): 320.

Harris-Fry, H., P. Paudel, M. Karn, N. Mishra, J. Thakur, V. Paudel, T. Harrisson, B. Shrestha, D. S. Manandhar, A. Costello, M. Cortina-Borja and N. Saville (2016). "Development and validation of a photographic food atlas for portion size assessment in the southern plains of Nepal." Public Health Nutr 19(14): 2495-2507.

Nair, N., P. Tripathy, H. S. Sachdev, S. Bhattacharyya, R. Gope, S. Gagrai, S. Rath, S. Rath, R. Sinha, S. S. Roy, S. Shewale, V. Singh, A. Srivastava, H. Pradhan, A. Costello, A. Copas, J. Skordis-Worrall, H. Haghparast-Bidgoli, N. Saville and A. Prost (2015). "Participatory women's groups and counselling through home visits to improve child growth in rural eastern India: protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial." BMC Public Health 15(1): 384.

Recent Projects

Click the links below for details of this members recent projects

Low Birth Weight South Asia Trial (LBWSAT)

Comprehensive Anaemia Program and Personalised Therapies (CAPPT)

The Pollination of Nepal's Micronutrients in a Changing Climate (Micro-poll)

History

Member for
1 month 3 weeks