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Dr Saman Khalatbari-Soltani

Senior Research Fellow

MSc Nutritional Science, University Putra Malaysia; PhD Life Sciences, University of Lausanne, Switzerland; PhD Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss School of Public Health, Switzerland. 

Primary affiliation:

Senior Research Fellow located in the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney

Research stream:

Sustainable Wellbeing in Later Life

Saman Khalatbari Soltani is a CEPAR Research Fellow, located in the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney. She joined the Centre in September 2018 after working for one year as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Lausaane, Switzerland. She holds a PhD in Life Sciences (University of Lausanne, Switzerland), a PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health (Swiss School of Public Health) and a Master of Science in Nutritional Science (University Putra Malaysia). During a one-year Fellowship at the University of Cambridge, she trained in Nutritional Epidemiology.

Her current research encompasses the areas of social determinants of successful ageing, social inequalities and health, and the role of behavioural, psychological, and biological factors in the genesis of social disparities in health at older ages – with the ultimate aim of improving perceptions of and indicating possibilities for future health policy. Prior to joining CEPAR, her projects mainly focused on the link between diet and chronic diseases, undernutrition, and drivers of and barriers to healthy eating. Her research has been published in international journals, including BMC Medicine, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, and Clinical Nutrition.

Keywords: Social determinants of healthy ageing; Health inequalities among older people;