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Research interests

I am PhD Student at the University of Bristol, in the Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Science, School for Policy Studies. My thesis focuses on the social inequalities of the behavioural determinants of obesity (nutrition, physical activity and sedentarism) in Chile.

Previously, I worked at the Instituto de Sociología, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, as a quantitative research coordinator of National Surveys. Later, I worked at the Ministry of Health, in charge of the data analysis and result's dissemination of the Chilean Quality of Life and Health survey (ENCAVI 2015-16) and the data collection and validation of the National Health Survey (ENS 2016-2017).

I hold a BSc and MSc in Sociology from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. My dissertation was about weight stigma, bullying and obesity in Chilean youth.

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Research Output

  • 3 Conference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

Body weight, eating behaviour and physical activity practices among Chilean women from different socioeconomic positions

Vega Salas, M. J., Papadaki, A. & Johnson, L., Sep 2019, BSA Medical Sociology Study Group 51st Annual Conference Programme. York: BSA Publications Ltd., p. 53 59 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

  • Embodiment of Eating Behaviours, Body Weight and Weight Management Practices Among Chilean Women From Different Socioeconomic Position

    Vega Salas, M. J., Jul 2019, Sixth BSA Sociology of Food Study Group Conference 2019 Food Systems and Society. Prato: BSA Publications Ltd., p. 24-25 46 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

  • Behavioural Determinants of Obesity (Physical Activity, Sedentarism and Diet) according to Socioeconomic Position in Chile: Protocol for a Systematic Review

    Vega Salas, M. J., Caro Osorio, P., Johnson, L. & Papadaki, A., 12 Sep 2018, The British Sociological Association 50th Anniversary Medical Sociology Conference 2018: Conference Programme and Abstract Book. BSA Publications Ltd., p. 144

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

  • Prizes

    PGR Development Fund

    Vega Salas, Maria Jesus (Recipient), Nov 2018

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Phil Strong Memorial Prize

    Vega Salas, Maria Jesus (Recipient), 13 Sep 2018

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Activities

    • 4 Participation in conference
    • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
    • 1 Membership of external research organisation

    BSA Medical Sociology Group Committee (External organisation)

    Maria Jesus Vega Salas (Member)

    20192020

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of external research organisation

    PGR Ignite Event

    Maria Jesus Vega Salas (Organiser)

    7 Mar 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    BSA Medical Sociology Annual Conference 2019

    Maria Jesus Vega Salas (Speaker)

    12 Sep 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference