Dora Pereira is Research Group Leader, Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge. She joined the University in April 2016 after 12 years with the MRC Human Nutrition Research Unit in Cambridge. Her main research focus is international nutrition and global health. She is particularly interested in understanding the risk-benefit balance of iron supplementation, iron deficiency and enteric infections in Sub-Saharan Africa.

In 2014 she was awarded the first prize at the RSC Emerging Technologies Competition for the development of a novel iron supplement with potential for global benefit.

She is currently leading a large field clinical trial (IHAT-GUT) on the safety and efficacy of oral iron supplements in young children in collaboration with with Professor Andrew Prentice at the MRC Unit The Gambia.

 

Publications:

http://www.researcherid.com/rid/D-4634-2012

Links of interest:

http://www.mrc.gm/ihat-supplement-might-provide-solution-public-health-condition-epidemic-proportions-says-iron-lady/

http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/features/the-iron-lady-and-the-paradox-of-treating-anaemia

http://ing.mrc.ac.uk/home/people/dora-pereira/