Isobel Potani, MSc

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Isobel Potani, MSc

(MWI) Malawi:  Nurse

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Isobel Potani is a researcher in undernutrition with a background in nursing. She is a PhD candidate in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto. Ms. Potani has worked in Malawi, Kenya, Sierra Leone and the USA. She is passionate about global health issues, particularly nutrition and child health.

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Isobel Potani is currently the Malawi Site Project Lead for the Childhood Acute Illness and Nutrition Network (CHAIN). She has previously worked as Research Associate at the Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust and The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. Ms. Potani has a breadth of experience working as a Senior Research Nurse, Nurse In Charge and as a university lecturer. She holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Human Nutrition from the University of Glasgow, a Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing Midwifery from the Malawi College of Health Science, and a BSc in Nursing from the University of Malawi.