Research description: Human Biologist with a keen interest in global health and wellbeing throughout the lifespan. Areas of research include:
- Patterns of human growth and development as indicators of health and disease
- The nutritional dual-burden paradox (coexistence of under-and overweight) among populations in low-and-middle income countries, and among migrants in high income countries
- Aspects of energy balance, physical (in)activity and intergenerational components of health and disease.
I am currently involved in research in the UK, Portugal, Mexico, Guatemala, USA, Ghana and Nigeria. My research has received funding from The Wenner-Gren Foundation, Santander Universities, and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. My online CV can be seen here https://www.visualcv.com/ines-varela-silva
I am the director of The Maya Project, a Loughborough University social enterprise that blends art and research outputs to portray the biosocial realities of the Maya in Mesoamerica.