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Academic Degree

Doctorate

Category

Associated researchers

About

Research Context

Maternal and child health | indigenous communities | community health | Central America

Research Interests

Central America (Mexico and Guatemala) | Lima and Huanuco (Peru)

Institutional Subunit

ISCTE

Biographical Note

Dr Varela-Silva is a human biologist who uses a biocultural approach to study health and nutrition outcomes among minority groups and indigenous communities. The main purpose of her research is to promote sustained health and wellbeing for all, at all ages. Her ultimate goal is to ensure that the outcomes of her research revert back to the communities she is working with. Her mission, as a scholar, is to create and sustain supportive and inclusive research and learning environments, where everyone thrives.

All projects

Data updated on 18-12-2022, from platform CIÊNCIAVITAE.

2022/01/01-2022/06/30

Establishing a cross-disciplinary and geographical Partnership to Explore the Challenges and Opportunities to Address the Double Burden of Malnutrition in Children and Adolescents in Ecuador

IP2007

Principal investigator

Loughborough University

Financiers: Loughborough University

2022/01/01-2026/01/31

UNESCO Chair in Sport, Physical Activity and Education for Development.

UNESCO/FITFORLIFE

Post-doc

Loughborough University School of Sport Exercise and Health Sciences; UNESCO Ecological Sciences for Sustainable Development

Financiers: Loughborough University

2020/10/01-2021/12/31

Cards for  Health (Targetas para la Salud). Empowering children to be the agents of change among their families and communities

000734

Principal investigator

Loughborough University

Financiers: Loughborough University Enterprise Office

2019/04/15-2022/12/31

New strategies to reduce anaemia and risk of overweight and obesity through complementary feeding of infants and young children in Peru

MR/S024921/1

Post-doc

Loughborough University School of Sport Exercise and Health Sciences

Financiers: Medical Research Council

2019/07/30-2020/07/01

Communities' languages, identities and belonging in participatory health care interventions.

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Post-doc

Loughborough University; The University of Sheffield

Financiers: Royal Academy of Engineering

2015/05/04-2016/05/03

Nutrition and exercise for health: setting up a laboratory at CINVESTAV

NF/RS2015

Principal investigator

Loughborough University School of Sport Exercise and Health Sciences; Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados Unidad Mérida

Financiers: Academia Mexicana de Ciencias; Newton Fund

2015/04/01-2016/03/31

Quantifying healthy birth, growth and development knowledge integration.

OPP1125811

Post-doc

Loughborough University School of Sport Exercise and Health Sciences

Financiers: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

2009/11/08-2011/05/01

Nutritional status and health outcomes in a dual-burden population of Maya in Yucatan

ICRG-93

Principal investigator

Loughborough University School of Sport Exercise and Health Sciences; Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados Unidad Mérida

Financiers: Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research

2008/09/01-2011/08/31

Trends and predictors in childhood obesity in Portugal. Changes from 2002 to 2008.

UC/LU

Post-doc

Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Investigação em Antropologia e Saúde; Loughborough University

Financiers: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia; The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

All Publications

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