News

New publication

July 2022

Our methods have been published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR):


Zeidler, H., Farrow, C., Jarman, M., Koteng, G., Simatende, B., Matthews, D.,

Mooya, H., Shapiro, L., & Wadende, P. (2022).

The Role of Mealtimes in Fostering Language Development and Aligning Home and School Learning:

Protocol for a Multi-Method Study of Preschool Children in Rural Kenya and Zambia.

JMIR research protocols, 11(7), e36925.

https://www.researchprotocols.org/2022/7/e36925

Team meeting

July 2022

Following a lift of COVID restrictions, our entire team was finally able to meet in person. Hosted by our Zambian colleagues, we spent a week catching up, visiting field sites, streamlining data processing, and planning our next steps.

Kenyan advisory board meeting

April 2022

Coinciding with the visit of our Zambian colleagues, the Kenyan team held their first non-virtual advisory board meeting in Nanyuki.
Teachers, policy makers, researchers, university representatives and local team members met to discuss our progress to date and devise strategies for community engagement and future interventions.

Zambian team visits Kenya

April 2022

Six months after our first in-person meeting, the Zambian team paid a return visit to the Kenyan site.
We discussed our methods, visited a participating school, shared experiences - and greatly enjoyed having some time together.

New Publication

October 2021

Our first publication is out!

Led by our nutrition experts Megan Jarman and Claire Farrow, we analysed our first set of dietary recall data collected at the onset of the COVID pandemic in Kenya:

Jarman, M., Zeidler, H., Shapiro, L., Clarke, R., Mooya, H., Simatende, B.,  Matthews, D., Koteng, G., Wadende, P., & Farrow, C. (2021).

Qualitative Accounts of School-Aged Children’s Diets during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Rural Central Kenya. Nutrients, 13(10), 3543.

https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/10/3543

Kenyan team visits Zambia

October 2021

Following nearly two years of zoom meetings, the Kenyan and Zambia teams were finally able to meet on the ground. During an intense and hugely rewarding week in Livingstone, we shared experiences and brought each other up to date on data collection, transcriptions, and coding.

Conference presentation

October 2021

We kicked off our outreach program by presenting our work at a meeting of the Education and Social Sciences Research Association of Kenya, whose mandate to provide equitable access to education, foster exchange and support the creation of educational networks in Kenya is closely aligned with our project goals:

https://essrak.org/about-society/about-us.html

Seminar presentation

July 2021

Eating behaviour and nutrition research - a focus on Africa
We presented our first nutrition-related results at a seminar on appetite, food intake and nutrition research based in Africa hosted by the British Feeding and Drinking Group

Conference presentation

June 2021

We presented our methods at the 28th Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading:     


https://www.triplesr.org/twenty-eighth-annual-meeting