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Nick Mascie-Taylor is Professor of Biology and Health in the Department of Biological Anthropology. His main research interests are in epidemiology, nutrition, growth, reproductive ecology & biosocial studies. Among his current research projects are: investigating methods for the control of disease in Bangladesh, evaluation of the cost-effectiveness of health programmes, and a study of the impact of maternal nutritional supplementation in reducing low birth weights. Professor Mascie-Taylor is also setting up a global database on adult Body Mass Index (BMI) with the World Health Organization (BMI is used as a proxy to define under- or overweight). He teaches students on the Biological Anthropology course, and also lectures advanced undergraduates on a range of subjects. He travels widely as part of his research; recent destinations have included Bangladesh, Thailand, Switzerland, Japan, France, Denmark and Saudi Arabia.