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Nazanin Khasteganan received her undergraduate degree in Physical Education from Shahid Beheshti University in Iran in 2004, and her MSc degree in Exercise and Behavioural Medicine from University of West London in 2011. She received PhD scholarship in Behavioural Medicine from Coventry University. Her PhD was focused on meta-analysis research and examined new approaches in weight management interventions.

Currently she is a Research Associate/ Fellow (Information Scientist) within the Centre for Advances in Behavioural Science at Coventry University; working with a team on the NIHR (Health Services and Delivery Research Programme) grant to evaluate Sexual Assault Referral Centres in England and undertake a cohort study of health, wellbeing and costs for adult and children survivors of sexual assault and rape (MESARCH project), She is a member of the Violence Prevention, Resilience and Justice research group (VPRJ).

She is also working on Religious Health Interventions in Behavioural Sciences (RHIBS)‘s project which is funded by John Templeton Foundation to develop an empirically-derived classification system of religious components that are used in healthcare interventions which involves developing a prototype taxonomy.

She is an experienced data researcher with extensive knowledge of reviews, data documentation, data dictionaries and harmonization of datasets. Experienced in phenomenological and grounded theory, quantitative research, cross-sectional survey design, qualitative and mixed research methods. Performed systematic reviews and meta-analysis. Conducted analysis with SPSS, Revman software trained by the Cochrane Collaboration.

She is Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and she is lecturer in 'research methodology design and methods' module, she has also supervised masters’ students on the public health in nutrition, Physiotherapy and Dietetics Dissertation and Forensic Psychology.

Research Interests

Victims/survivors of Sexual Violence, Obesity; Spiritual Health; Emotional Eating; Religion and Health; Nutrition and Dietetics; Psychology of Eating and Weight Control, Exercise, Physical Activity, Exercise Prescription, Exercise Medicine and Behavioural Medicine.

Education/Academic qualification

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Academic Practice in Higher Education (PgCAPHE), Postgraduate Certificate

Behavioural Medicine , Doctorate, Coventry University

Exercise and Behavioural Medicine, MSc, Univeristy of West London

Health and Exercise Science, Degree, Shahid Beheshti University

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Research Output 2011 2016

  • 1 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 2 Article
  • 1 Conference proceeding
  • 1 Review article
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1 Citation (Scopus)

Health, not weight loss, focused programmes versus conventional weight loss programmes for cardiovascular risk factors (Protocol)

Khasteganan, N., Lycett, D., Turner, A. P., Farley, A. C., Lindson-Hawley, N. & Furze, G., 2014, In : Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2014, 7, CD011182.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Weight Reduction Programs

Systematic review comparing the effectiveness of self-help v. group weight management programme in weight loss

Khasteganan, N. & Tsiami, A., 14 Oct 2011, Systematic review comparing the effectiveness of self-help v. group weight management programme in weight loss. (OCE4) ed. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, Vol. 70 .

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

weight control programs
systematic review
weight loss
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1st award (Prize of £100)

Nazanin Khasteganan (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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3rd place award (Prize of £70)

Nazanin Khasteganan (Recipient), 2015

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honors and awards

PhD studentship award (£32,000)

Nazanin Khasteganan (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively



Nazanin Khasteganan (Recipient), 2019

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively