Research Fellow (Qualitative), Food and Healthy Weight

Natalia Concha

Natalia is as a Qualitative Research Fellow working in the Food and Healthy Weight theme (Tower Hamlets) at ActEarly, based at the Centre for Primary Care, Wolfson Institute of Population Health at Queen Mary University of London. Natalia completed her PhD in Social Psychology at the London School of Economics (LSE), where she explored family, community and institutional resources impacting maternal and infant health in Colombia. Prior to joining ActEarly, she worked as a Postdoctoral Research Officer at the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science at LSE, where she continues her collaboration as a Visiting Fellow. She has worked in qualitative and evaluation research in international grants (UKRI, Newton Fund, Minciencias, PAHO/WHO, IDRC) with El Colegio de México and Colombian public health institutions. Prior to embarking on her PhD, she worked in UK policy-based research on health promotion, diversity and inclusion programmes for UK Government Departments, local authorities and charities. Her research interests focus on sociocultural psychology; maternal and child health; family dynamics; youth development under contextual adversity, women’s reproductive health.

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In each of these areas, we are working with local communities, local authorities and other national organisations to understand how we can help families live healthier and more active lives.

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Sociologist and Ethnographer, Healthy Livelihoods

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