Rebecca Nunn is a Public Health Specialty Registrar with a passion for global health and a special interest in nutrition. After finishing her undergraduate degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, she worked in North London managing and delivering a community nutrition, social inclusion and skills development project. After taking time out to do an MSc in Public Health Nutrition, Rebecca spent a short time working at HM Treasury looking at the welfare of low paid workers using tax avoidance schemes and then secured a position leading on commissioning and monitoring work programmes for healthy weight and health trainers in Portsmouth City.
Since starting her position as a Specialty Registrar in Public Health she has worked on a range of topic areas including unintentional injuries, self-harm, men’s health, school-nursing, air quality, winter deaths, health and wellbeing plans and immunisation pathways. This involved undertaking pieces of work such as health needs assessment, service specifications, stakeholder engagement, reports and recommendations, pathway development, audit, outbreak investigation, evidence reviews, data analysis and health impact assessment. Rebecca recently spent time working for an NGO in Cambodia, undertaking health needs assessment and stakeholder engagement and developing a Nutrition Strategy for their health team, alongside upskilling local staff and assessing and improving the quality of their local childhood malnutrition screening. Her current post involves research on nutritional status in women of reproductive age in Mumbai slums and value chain analysis of fruit and vegetable consumption in rural India.