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Rihlat Said Mohamed

Lecturer in Comparative Human Biology, University of Cambridge

I conduct research on the evolution of human growth and development in the context of nutrition transitions and its relation with long-term health. This research has focussed on Human Population Biology and Health and on Evolution, Ecology, and Behaviour, in contemporary modern human. I am currently engaged in field projects in South Africa focussing on child growth and body composition from conception to two years of age and its biological and environmental determinants.


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


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

Grants and Contracts

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