CSANZ 2022

Mariachiara Di Cesare

Middlesex University London, UK

Chiara is Professor of Population Studies and Global Health at Middlesex University and Honorary Research Fellow at Imperial College London. Chiara has a Master’s degree in Statistics, Demography, and Social Sciences and a PhD in Demography from the Sapienza University of Rome. Chiara is a scientist with interdisciplinary work experience in both academia and international organisations. Her research in population health uses and integrates concepts, data and methods from demography, epidemiology, statistics, and social science. Her work has focused on the epidemiology and public health of obesity and undernutrition, the role of early nutrition on child development, whether, and how much, changes in metabolic risk factors have contributed to the decline in cardiovascular mortality, and the extent of within and between countries inequalities in non?communicable diseases mortality and associated risk factors.

Chiara is currently leading a national pilot for COVID-19 wastewater surveillance in schools supported by the Department of Health and Social Care. 

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