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Elaine Ferguson

Elaine Ferguson is an Associate Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK. Her research interests include the inter-section between agriculture and nutrition, micronutrient malnutrition, dietary assessment methodology, the design and evaluation of food-based interventions and nutrition related applications of mathematical modelling. With colleagues and PhD students she is currently investigating the use of information communication technologies to understand relationships between women’s time use and maternal and infant nutrition; the use of agronomic biofortification to improve micronutrient status; the delineation of host-environmental influences on the nutritional status of indigenous populations in the Amazon; relationships between snack food consumption and diet quality/growth of young children; understanding the typology of stunting; and the development and testing of modelling tools to inform program and policy decisions in nutrition-agriculture. She has a strong commitment to strengthening research capacity in low- and middle-income countries to improve maternal, child and adolescent nutrition and health. She has extensive research networks in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa; and is currently involved in inter-disciplinary collaborative research projects in Uganda, Malawi, Ethiopia, Senegal, Cambodia, Indonesia, India, and Peru.