Rihlat Said Mohamed

Post-doctoral research fellow, Biological Anthropology, University of the Witwatersrand

My research work aims at understanding human phenotypic variability in term of growth, body composition and diseases risks using a life course approach and an evolutionary approach including the concepts of phenotypic plasticity and the life history theory. Initially trained in biology and ecology in my undergraduate studies, my masters degrees and PhD provided me with an in-depth understanding and training in nutritional epidemiology and biological anthropology. I have been post-doctoral research fellow at the MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit (DPHRU, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand) since 2012.

Experience

  • –present
    Post-doctoral research fellow, Biological Anthropology, University of the Witwatersrand

Education

  • 2011 
    Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle (Paris, France), PhD in Biological Anthropology

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    Role:
    Post-doctoral research fellow, Biological Anthropology
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation