Viktorija Kesaite is a Research Associate at the MRC Epidemiology Unit and is currently funded by the SALIENT project. Her work focuses on using econometric methods to evaluate the effectiveness of food interventions in the UK.
Background and experience
Prior to joining the Unit, Viktorija worked as a Research Associate at the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow. Her role included researching theoretical frameworks for assessing the relationship between total consumption and problem or excessive consumption in gambling as well as carrying out data analyses to assess key trends in gambling behaviour.
Viktorija completed her PhD in Health Economics at the University of Exeter in 2021. During her PhD research she assessed the impact of obesity on education and employment outcomes, with specific focus on evaluating the causal methodology that was used to estimate these impacts.