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PPP Internal Seminar - Professor Jonathan Wells

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Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

30 Guilford Street

Leolin Price Lecture Theatre

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PPP Internal Seminar

June Lloyd Room.

Friday 6th December 13:00 - 14:00

Speaker Jonathan Wells

Evolutionary public health – from theory to cohort studies and randomised trials



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I trained in social and biological anthropology at the University of Cambridge, before doing a PhD in nutrition and biological anthropology at the MRC Dunn Nutrition Unit, Cambridge. I have been at GOSH ICH since 1998, and conduct research on breastfeeding and pediatric growth, body composition and energy metabolism in diverse settings, making particular use of stable isotope methodologies. For the last 15 years, my primary remit has been global health, based on long-term collaborations in many settings, including Brazil, Peru, Ethiopia, Malawi, India, Nepal and Iceland. To complement this empirical research, I have developed an evolutionary theoretical framework to provide novel insights into the ways that environmental factors, particularly social hierarchies, influence our health. I use experimental studies that draw on evolutionary life history theory to support this theoretical perspective.

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