Dr Santosh Gaihre

Dr Santosh Gaihre
Dr Santosh Gaihre
Dr Santosh Gaihre


Accepting PhDs

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School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition


I am a trained global public health and nutrition academic researcher with around 10 years of experience in environmental, lifestyle and social aspects of health and health promotion research. I have conducted population health research in both high- and low-income settings such as UK, Colombia, Mexico and Nepal. I am experienced in both quantitative and qualitative research methods. My research skills include transdisciplinary research, systematic reviews, meta-analysis, quantitative surveys, interviews, focus groups and ethnographic observation.

I am passionate about improving population health and well-being globally using transdisciplinary research methods and public engagement in research, driving health innovation and service transformation. I am Co-Principal investigator of the ImpACTT Project, which aims to improve assessment of child growth and nutrition status globally via the development of a novel child growth measurement device. Research Interest: Interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary research; social, lifestyle and environmental determinants of health particularly water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), air quality, malnutrition, food security, climate change, health inequality, child health and nutritional status, respiratory and cardiovascular health. I have published widely on various aspects of global health research including food security, nutrition, sustainable development, health inequality, communicable and non-communicable diseases, environmental health and household environment. 

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships

I am a member of the Institute of Applied Health Sciences Health, Safety and Wellbeing Committee.

External Memberships
  • Member - Agriculture, Nutrition and Health Academy (AnH Academy), since 2015
  • Principal Advisor- The Need for Nutrition Education/Innovation Programme (NNEdPro) Mexico Regional Network, since 2020
  • Associate Fellow Advanced Higher Education (AFHEA), since 2021.
  • Member, The Nutrition Society

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Accepting PhDs

I am currently accepting PhDs in Nutrition and Health, Applied Health Sciences.

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your research ideas further.

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Nutrition and Health

Accepting PhDs

Applied Health Sciences

Accepting PhDs

Teaching Responsibilities

I contribute to the teaching, training, supervision and assessment of MSc and PhD students across a range of programmes, including MSc Global Health & Management and MSc Public Health at the University of Aberdeen. I am a course coordinator of PU5919: EVALUATING POLICY EFFECTS IN PRACTICE (2022-2023).


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