Hibbah Araba Saeed BSc MSc


The University of Sheffield
School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
Section of Public Health
Regent Court
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S1 4DA

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Email:  hasaeed1@sheffield.ac.uk


I joined the University of Sheffield in October 2013, as a PhD student at the School of Health and Related Research, Section of Public Health.  I am undertaking a research on Determinants of Dietary Behaviour among Ghanaians living in the United Kingdom.  Alongside my studies, I am currently working as a research assistant on an EU project called DEDIPAC, where I am the lead researcher on a systematic mapping review.

Prior to starting my PhD, I worked as a Research Assistant at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Ghana.  I was involved in general assistance in research work;  undertaking surveys, computation, writing, supervision and training of research assistants.

Title of PhD:  Socioecological determinants of dietary behaviour among Ghanaians living in the UK.

My PhD project falls broadly under migrant health.  The research adopts a mixed method research approach to explore the determinants of dietary behaviour, dietary change following migration and household food insecurity among Ghanaians living in the United Kingdom.

Research Interests

My research interests are:-

  • Determinants of Dietary behaviours and dietary patterns
  • Migrant health
  • Obesity among minority ethnic groups
  • Nutrition transition in developing countries 
  • Household food security
  • Breastfeeding and Infant feeding

Teaching Interests

I have interest in teaching in the following areas in nutrition; international nutrition and nutrition policies, community nutrition, obesity, maternal and infant nutrition and other nutrition related topics.

Professional Activities

Member of Ghana, African and British Nutrition Societies


  • Professor Michelle Holdsworth
  • Dr Katie Powell
  • Dr Mary Nicolaou (AMC -University of Amsterdam)

Quick Links

http://scharr-ejournal.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/socio-ecological-determinants of.html