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Snehal Pinto Pereira

Associate Professor in Population Health and Applied Statistics

Professional Biography

Dr Snehal Pinto Pereira is a Associate Professor in Population Health and Applied Statistics.

She is a statistical epidemiologist by training and currently holds an MRC Career Development Award. Prior to this, at the UCL Institute of Child Health, she examined lifetime influences on adiposity and physical activity trajectories, health consequences of these trajectories and, long-term effects of early-life adversity.

Snehal has a BSc (Hons) in Actuarial Sciences, MSc in Medical Statistics and PhD in Epidemiology.

Snehal’s research currently focus on two main areas: 1. understanding the impact of the changing burden of obesity across generations on physical functioning, and identifying whether dynamic health behaviours, such as physical activity, across the life-course, mediate these relationships and 2. understanding how specific child maltreatments (abuse and neglect) are related, via certain pathways, to outcomes in adulthood.

Her research is underpinned by a strong methodological foundation that aims to make the best use of existing data resources and addresses public health needs with impact on national policy and practice.

She has co-authored four reports for the UK Government Department of Health and Social Care and her work has been cited by both governmental and charity organisations (e.g. NIHR’s review Moving Matters, 2019).

She is committed to knowledge transfer and passionate about widely disseminating her findings, regularly publishing blogposts and podcasts discussing her work.

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