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Dr Laura Cornelsen

MSc PhD

Assistant Professor
in Public Health Economics and MRC Career Development Fellow

Room
219

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

Tel.
02079588339

I have a MSc degree in Health Economics from University of York and a PhD degree in Economics from Trinity College Dublin. My PhD work focused on the economic impacts of tobacco control policies in Ireland. After two years of post-doctoral work at the Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH) on agri-health economics, I was awarded a fellowship in Economics of Health, funded by the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) in 2014. The fellowship work looked at the indirect impact of food taxes and subsidies on food consumption and population health in the UK. In 2017, I was awarded a Career Development Award by the UK MRC. My current research interests focus on understanding linkages between public health and food systems changes, including the role of food prices as well as health-related food policies in influencing health outcomes. I work with large disaggregated household food and beverage expenditure data but also have an interest in Discrete Choice Experiment methods for the prospective analysis of policy effects. 

I remain affiliated with LCIRAH and if you want to learn more about it and agri-health please visit lcirah.ac.uk.

Affiliations

Public Health, Environments and Society
Faculty of Public Health and Policy

Teaching

I am co-organiser of the Introduction to Health Economics course and run seminars for Economic Analysis of Health Policy

Research

Research Area
Health policy
Public health
Agriculture
Alcohol
Food
Discipline
Economics

Selected Publications

Change in non-alcoholic beverage sales following a 10-pence levy on sugar-sweetened beverages within a national chain of restaurants in the UK: interrupted time series analysis of a natural experiment.
Cornelsen, L. ; Mytton, O.T. ; Adams, J. ; Gasparrini, A. ; Iskander, D. ; Knai, C. ; Petticrew, M. ; Scott, C. ; Smith, R. ; Thompson, C. ; White, M. ; Cummins, S. ;
2017
J Epidemiol Community Health
How much priority is given to nutrition and health in the EU Common Agricultural Policy?
Walls, H.L.; Cornelsen, L.; Lock, K.; Smith, R.D.
2016
Food Policy
Estimating the Relationship between Food Prices and Food Consumption—Methods Matter
Cornelsen, L.; Mazzocchi, M.; Green, R.; Dangour, A.D.; Smith, R.D.
2016
Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy
Cross-sectional study of drivers of animal-source food consumption in low-income urban areas of Nairobi, Kenya
Cornelsen, L.; Alarcon, P.; Häsler, B.; Amendah, D.D.; Ferguson, E.; Fèvre, E.M.; Grace, D.; Dominguez-Salas, P.; Rushton, J.
2016
BMC Nutrition
Systematic review and meta-analysis of the economic impact of smoking bans in restaurants and bars.
Cornelsen, L. ; McGowan, Y. ; Currie-Murphy, L.M. ; Normand, C. ;
2014
Addiction
WHAT HAPPENS TO PATTERNS OF FOOD CONSUMPTION WHEN FOOD PRICES CHANGE? EVIDENCE FROM A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS OF FOOD PRICE ELASTICITIES GLOBALLY.
Cornelsen, L. ; Green, R. ; Turner, R. ; Dangour, A.D. ; Shankar, B. ; Mazzocchi, M. ; Smith, R.D. ;
2014
Health Econ
The effect of rising food prices on food consumption: systematic review with meta-regression.
Green, R. ; Cornelsen, L. ; Dangour, A.D. ; Turner, R. ; Shankar, B. ; Mazzocchi, M. ; Smith, R.D. ;
2013
BMJ
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