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Najma is a registered nutritionist with expertise in population and public health research. She completed a Masters in Public Health from Simon Fraser University (Canada) in 2016. In March 2023, Najma was awarded a PhD in Medicine from the University of Adelaide.

Her PhD project was the first Australia-wide study assessing early life feeding practices and nutrient intakes in children < 2 years. Her research provides critical information relevant to public health policy such as the prevalence of food allergy, breastfeeding rates and use of breastmilk substitutes, and the nutritional adequacy of contemporary diets.

In her role as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Women and Kids theme, Najma is investigating micronutrient requirements in early childhood, particularly the role of iron.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Doctor of Medicine , Dietary intakes and contemporary feeding patterns in Australian infants and toddlers 0-24 months, University of Adelaide

25 Feb 20199 Mar 2023

Award Date: 9 Mar 2023

Masters, Homestead food production for improved household food security and nutrition: A critical analysis of the fish on farms program, Simon Fraser University

9 Sept 201421 Jul 2016

Award Date: 21 Jul 2016

Double Bachelor's Degree, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, The University of Regina

6 Sept 200625 Jan 2012

Award Date: 25 Jan 2012

External positions

Co-Chair, Adelaide Group, Nutrition Society of Australia

20 Feb 2023 → …

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