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Professor Sophie Moore

From North to South: Navigating Global Health Nutrition


Almost a third of the world’s population are currently facing food insecurity and, in such conditions, it is the most vulnerable groups – including pregnant women and young children - who are at greatest risk. Chronic food insecurity results in nutritional deficiency and, when occurring at critical points of development, can have both immediate and long-term consequences on health. This global public health challenge drives my research: From epidemiological studies in rural Gambia using seasonality as a model for food insecurity, to intervention research measuring infant neurodevelopmental outcomes, my research aims to understand mechanisms underpinning nutrition-related developmental deficits, and contribute to developing effective interventions. During this lecture, I will navigate you through my global health nutrition journey, from North to South.


Joining King’s in 2016, Sophie Moore is a research nutritionist based in the Department of Women & Children's Health. Her research focuses primarily on global maternal and child nutrition, with a specific focus on micronutrient interventions in pregnancy and early infancy. Prior to her post at King’s, she was Group Leader in Maternal and Child Nutrition at MRC Human Nutrition Research in Cambridge. She previously worked at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2000-6 & 2012-14) and between 2006-12 she was based in The Gambia, with MRC Unit The Gambia. She is currently funded by a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship (2020-25). 

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Sophie  Moore

Professor of Global Women & Children's Health

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Lecture Theatre 1, New Hunts House
Guy’s Campus
Great Maze Pond, London SE1 1UL