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Department of Anthropology

Academic Staff

Ms Janelle Wagnild, BS Applied Human Biology, MSc Evolutionary Medicine

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About me

Funded by the Durham Doctoral Studentship, my PhD aims to explore a possible link between sedentary behaviour during pregnancy and pregnancy complications, particularly gestational diabetes. It also aims to understand how pregnant women in the UK view physical activity and how their social contexts influence their engagement in physical activity and/or sedentary behaviour. 

Prior to beginning my PhD, I completed an MSc Evolutionary Medicine with Distinction in 2015, also at Durham University. I earned my undergraduate degree in Applied Human Biology from Seattle Pacific University in 2013.

Research Interests

  • Sedentary behaviour
  • Physical activity
  • Pregnancy
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Medical anthropology
  • Evolutionary medicine
  • Human reproductive ecology
  • Evolutionary biology


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Selected Grants

  • 2015: Durham Doctoral Studentship

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