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Sonia Ahmed is a lecturer in Global Public Health at Teesside University. She is a public health nutritionist. She has been working on health, well-being, nutritional epidemiology, health inequality and community-based health interventions, mostly in Bangladesh and UK.

 A few of the projects where she is involved in:

  1. Effectiveness of community health workers (CHW) and health equity in the low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) (Researcher, funded by Save the Children, 2019 - )
  2. Participatory intervention to promote better health and nutrition in Bangladeshi immigrant children of Tower Hamlets living in East London (Researcher, NIHR funded, 2015 - ).
  3. Aetiology of childhood rickets in Bangladesh (PI, funded by the Medical Research Council, UK, 2009-2014)
  4. Evaluation of SEARCH community engagement for health and well-being activities for older South Asian men and Chinese people living in Newcastle (Co-I, 2022- ).

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Aetiology of childhood rickets in Bangladesh, University of Cambridge

1 Sept 200914 Jun 2014

Award Date: 14 Jun 2014

Master, Maternal education with or without food supplementation improves nutritional status in moderately malnourished children, University of Cambridge

1 Sept 200514 Sept 2006

Award Date: 14 Sept 2006

Master, Iodine nutritional status and goitre in adolescent school girls, University of Dhaka

Award Date: 14 Aug 2003

External positions

Associate Lecturer, Northumbria University

17 Sept 202117 Sept 2024

Fellow , Durham University

21 Sept 202021 Sept 2023


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