Meet 2022 Global Health Scholar Bianca Matthews

McGill Global Health Scholar Bianca Matthews is a Psychology student working with Professor Grace Marquis of the School of Human Nutrition

Bianca Matthews is a Psychology student and a McGill Global Health Scholar supported by the John Locke Churchill Scholar award. This summer, Bianca worked with Prof. Grace Marquis on Assessing the acceptability and feasibility of a participatory video nutrition intervention for Ghanaian adolescent girls.

"As a summer student, my key role is to formulate a report that analyzes nutrition literacy in the Upper Manya Krobo District of Ghana. In order to do this, I am tasked with analyzing current literature on the topic, running data analysis, analyzing the results of the data analysis, and formulating conclusions about what I observed.

So far, I have found it so surprising to see how many ties my current university major (BSc psychology) has with nutrition intervention implementation. Being able to apply knowledge that I have learned in class to real-world data, a different population that is not usually studied (ie., a Low to Middle-Income country), and in a new area (nutrition) that isn't typically talked about in class, has challenged my perspectives on how interventions should be implemented in order for them to work. It's been so rewarding being able to constantly be in learning mode when applying concepts to new scenarios."

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