Dr. Conklin has a background in health policy, epidemiology and public health, life sciences, and philosophy. Dr. Conklin’s research aims to improve the design and evaluation of complex interventions to prevent and manage chronic conditions. Her work uses novel approaches to study the broader social-level factors, and their interactions, that influence nutrition-related behaviours and outcomes using existing population survey data and emphasising gender-based analysis. Dr. Conklin has received postdoctoral and doctoral awards from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Gates Cambridge Trust. Prior to her doctoral work, she was a policy analyst at RAND Europe in Cambridge, where she was the Administrative Coordinator of a large multi-country study on developing and validating disease management evaluation methods and metrics. Dr. Conklin holds degrees from the University of Toronto (Hon.B.Sc.), Edinburgh (Research M.Sc.), Columbia University (MPH) and Cambridge University (PhD); she has over 80 peer-reviewed publications and over 1200 citations with an i10-index of 27.