Dr Sheila is Founder Director, Public Health Nutrition and Development Centre, New Delhi. Counted among India’s leading public health nutrition experts, Dr Vir has over 20 years of experience of working with the UNICEF and the Government of India, state governments, national institutes and international agencies on various nutrition and health programmes. Her expertise includes strategic planning, design and management of public health nutrition programmes in sectors such as health, women and child development, and education.
She has formulated national-level policies and action plans for addressing issues like malnutrition, and developed and executed strategies for advocacy, communication and training of frontline workers in health and ICDS across India.
Dr Vir has served as secretary of the Nutrition Society of India. She was deployed in UNICEF’s Tajikistan office for developing their national nutrition strategy and community-based nutrition programme.
She is a PhD from Queen’s University of Belfast, United Kingdom, and has published numerous articles on public health nutrition in national and international journals.