Prior to the commencement of her PhD, Megan graduated from Loughborough University with a First Class Honours in Human Biology (BSc) in 2019. Her final year project looked to understand the impact of natural disasters on the nutritional status of children, using the 2015 Nepal Earthquake as a case study.
Research title: The role of iron deficiency, micronutrient supplements and the host microbiome among infants in Peru: Understanding the Nutritional double burden.
This independent research project is aligned with a 3-year UK medical Research Council-funded project on strategies to improve Infant and young children feeding practices in Peru. This project aims to understand the interaction between diet, anaemia, micronutrient supplementation and the gut microbiome among infants in Peru.