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Prof Shane Norris


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Shane Norris is a Professor of Global Health. He is the President of the Africa Chapter of the International Society of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease. 

Shane’s research focuses on lifecourse epidemiology with a specific interest in developmental origins and intergenerational-risk for obesity and diabetes. His expertise includes nutrition and body composition across the lifecourse and longitudinal cohort study methodologies. 

Shane is working with several scientists across Africa to both better understand and develop interventions that improve maternal, child and adolescent health outcomes.

Major grants: 

Joint Global Health Trials Initiative: 01/01/2021 - 30/12/2026 (GBP 2,990,000). Complex intervention to optimise adolescent BMI pre-conception to address the double burden of malnutrition: A RCT in rural and urban South Africa. Role PI; 10hours/week

Wellcome Trust: Intermediate Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine entitled ‘Conduct disorders, violent and risky behaviours in adolescence: Investigating the potential of executive function as intervention target in optimising behavioral interventions in South Africa. 01/11/2018- 30/10/2023 (GBP754,523); TJ Rochat (PI). Role: Sponsor; 2hours/week

SA MRC - Canadian Institute of Health Research: 01/04/2017- 31/03/2027 (Co-PI; R50,000,000 5 years renewable). Healthy Life Trajectories Initiative (HeLTI) South Africa

NIHR–Wellcome Partnership for Global Health Research International Training Fellowship (222007/Z/20/Z); 01/03/2021-28/02/2024 entitled ‘Interactive play: a strategy to improve nurturing care and movement behaviours for infants. GBP305000. Role: Sponsor: 

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