Current work and interests
Nina’s current research is centred on the evaluation of the Soft Drinks Industry Levy, which was announced in March 2016 and came in to effect in April 2018. The aim of the levy is to reduce sugar consumption by persuading companies to reformulate their high sugar soft drinks to avoid paying the levy.
Background and experience
Nina previously worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College London. Using British birth cohort data and taking a life course approach, she studied how factors, such as obesity, in early life predict health outcomes in adulthood. She has collaborated with academics from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and University of Bath to study changes in health behaviours and trust in the government during the coronavirus pandemic. Nina’s experience also includes managing the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing where she conducted longitudinal analysis examining both the predictors and consequences of frailty in a population-representative population living in England.
Nina holds an MSc in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and a PhD in Physiology and BSc in Developmental Biology from University College London.