Neha Rathi

Discipline: 
Psychology
Designation: 
Postdoctoral Fellow
Research Interests: 
  • Food, nutrition and consumption perceptions, attitudes, knowledge and behaviours of children and adolescents
  • Food & Nutrition literacy
  • Food & Health policy
  • Home Economics education
  • Public health
  • Social medicine

Education: 

 DoctorofPhilosophy (Health Sciences),Deakin University, Australia

 ThesisTitle:The examination of Indian secondary school food and nutrition landscape

 MasterofScience (Food & Nutrition),Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women’s University,India

 ThesisTitle:Assessment of overweight and obesity among infants aged 9-24 months belonging to higher socio-economic families residing in Mumbai and Kolkata.

 Bachelor of Science (Food & Nutrition Honours), Jadavpur University, India

Conferences: 

 Conference presentations

  1. Rathi, N. (2018) , “Exploring the food and nutrition landscape in private Indian secondary schools: A qualitative study”, Oral Presentation at 2nd International National Institute of Nutrition Centenary Conference, 11th – 13th November, Hyderabad, India.

  2. Rathi, N., Worsley, A. and Riddell, L. (2017), “Parents’ views of nutrition promotion in Indian secondary schools”, Poster Presentation at Home Economics Institute of Australia 2017 National Conference, 11th – 13th January, Melbourne, Australia.

  3. Rathi, N. and Worsley, A. (2016), “Indian secondary school teachers’ views of nutrition promotion”, Poster Presentation at 2016International Congress of Behavioral Medicine, 7th – 10th December, Melbourne, Australia.

  4. Rathi, N. and Worsley, A. (2016), “Principals’ perceptions of Indian secondary school food and nutrition curriculum, policies and services”, Poster Presentation at 23rd International Federation for Home Economics World Congress 2016, 31st July – 6th August, Daejeon, Korea.

  5.  Rathi, N., Riddell, L. and Worsley, A. (2016) , “Indian adolescents’ perceptions of food and nutrition curriculum and school food environment”, Oral Presentation at 60th National Annual   Conference of Indian Public Health Association, 4th – 6th March, Dehradun, India.

Publications: 

 Peer-reviewed Journal articles 

  1. Rathi, N., Riddell, L. and Worsley, A. (2018) “Urban Indian adolescents practise unhealthy dietary behaviours”, British Food Journal, 120 (7), 1657-1665 [Q2 (Food Science); IF 1.2].

  2. Rathi, N., Riddell, L. and Worsley, A. “Parents’ and teachers’ views of food environments and policies in Indian private secondary schools”, International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, DOI: 10.3390/ijerph15071532, [Q2 (Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health); IF 2.1].

  3. Rathi, N., Riddell, L. and Worsley, A. (2018) “Barriers to nutrition promotion in private secondary schools in Kolkata, India: Perspectives of parents and teachers”, International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, DOI: 10.3390/ijerph15061139, [Q2 (Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health); IF 2.1].

  4. Rathi, N., Riddell, L. and Worsley, A. (2018) “Indian adolescents’ perceptions of the home food environment”, BMC Public Health, DOI: 10.1186/s12889-018-5083-8 [Q1 (Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health); IF 2.3].

  5. Rathi, N., Riddell, L. and Worsley, A. (2018) “The role of Indian school canteens in nutrition promotion”, British Food Journal, 120 (1), 196-209 [Q2 (Food Science); IF 1.2].

  6. Rathi, N., Riddell, L. and Worsley, A. (2017) “Food consumption patterns of adolescents aged 14-16 years in Kolkata, India”, Nutrition Journal, DOI: 10.1186/s12937-017-0272-3 [Q1 (Nutrition and Dietetics); IF 3.2].

  7. Rathi, N., Riddell, L. and Worsley, A. (2017) “Food environment and policies in private schools in Kolkata, India”, Health Promotion International, 32 (2), 340-350 [Q1 (Health: Social Science); IF 1.7].

  8. Rathi, N., Riddell, L. and Worsley, A. (2017) “Secondary school students’ views of food and nutrition education in Kolkata, India”, Health Education, 117 (3), 310-322 [Q2 (Education); IF N.A.].

  9. Rathi, N., Riddell, L. and Worsley, A. (2017) “Food and nutrition education in private Indian secondary schools”, Health Education, 117 (2), 193-206 [Q2 (Education); IF N.A.].

  10. Rathi, N., Riddell, L. and Worsley, A. (2016) “What influences urban Indian secondary school students' food consumption? – A qualitative study”, Appetite, 105, 790-797 [Q1 (Nutrition and Dietetics); IF 3.4]. 

Email: 
20001395@iitb.ac.in