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Alan Dangour

MSc PhD RNutr

Professor

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Room 137

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

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020 7958 8133

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020 7958 8111

Alan joined LSHTM in 2001 and is a Professor in Food and Nutrition for Global Health.  Alan is a Registered Nutritionist (Public Health) with a background in biochemistry and biological anthropology. Alan is Head of the Nutrition Group and Director of the Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health. Between 2012 and 2017, Alan was seconded part-time to the Research and Evidence Division of the UK Department for International Development (DfID) as a Senior Research Fellow in nutrition.  In December 2018, Alan was appointed as the Specialist Advisor to the Environmental Audit Committee (UK Parliament) Inquiry on Planetary Health.

Affiliations

Department of Population Health
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Centres

Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health

Teaching

Alan teaches extensively on the MSc Nutrition for Global Health.  Alan also led a team at LSHTM that delivered two open-access training modules:

Programming for Nutrition Outcomes funded by UK DFID; and,

Agriculture, Nutrition and Health funded by Irish Aid.

Research

Alan's early work at LSHTM focused on nutrition in older age, and he conducted a series of randomised controlled trials to determine the effectiveness of nutrition interventions for the maintenance of health and function in later life.

Since 2009, Alan's research has explored the interactions between the environment, agriculture, nutrition and health. In 2010, Alan was part of the inter-disciplinary team that set up the Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH) that conducts inter-sectoral research linking agriculture with health in low and middle income country settings. Between 2012 and 2018, Alan led the intervention research pillar of the DFID-funded research consortium Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA).

Alan now leads the Sustainable and Healthy Food Systems (SHEFS) research programme funded by the Wellcome Trust Our Planet, Our Health priority area, that specifically links the environment, food system and health with a focus on India, South Africa and the UK.  Alan works with an exciting team of researchers with expertise in epidemiological and mathematical modelling, soil and agricultural science, environmental assessment, climate science, nutrition and health.

Research Area
Ageing
Climate change
Clinical trials
Environment
Public health
Research : policy relationship
Social and structural determinants of health
Systematic reviews
Water
Agriculture
Evaluation
Global Health
Older people's health
Randomised controlled trials
Trade
Discipline
Nutrition
Disease and Health Conditions
Chronic disease
Malnutrition
Mental health
Non-communicable diseases
Region
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)
World

Selected Publications

Effect of environmental changes on vegetable and legume yields and nutritional quality.
Scheelbeek PFD; Bird FA; Tuomisto HL; Green R; Harris FB; Joy EJM; Chalabi Z; Allen E; Haines A; Dangour AD
2018
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Greenhouse gas emissions and water footprints of typical dietary patterns in India.
Green RF; Joy EJM; Harris F; Agrawal S; Aleksandrowicz L; Hillier J; Macdiarmid JI; Milner J; Vetter SH; Smith P
2018
The Science of the total environment
Climate Change and Global Food Systems: Potential Impacts on Food Security and Undernutrition.
Myers SS; Smith MR; Guth S; Golden CD; Vaitla B; Mueller ND; Dangour AD; Huybers P
2017
Annual review of public health
Projected health effects of realistic dietary changes to address freshwater constraints in India: a modelling study.
Milner J; Joy EJM; Green R; Harris F; Aleksandrowicz L; Agrawal S; Smith P; Haines A; Dangour AD
2017
The lancet Planetary health
The potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the UK through healthy and realistic dietary change
Green R; Milner J; Dangour AD; Haines A; Chalabi Z; Markandya A; Spadaro J; Wilkinson P
2015
Climatic change
Health effects of adopting low greenhouse gas emission diets in the UK.
Milner J; Green R; Dangour AD; Haines A; Chalabi Z; Spadaro J; Markandya A; Wilkinson P
2015
BMJ open
Effects of vitamin B-12 supplementation on neurologic and cognitive function in older people: a randomized controlled trial.
Dangour AD; Allen E; Clarke R; Elbourne D; Fletcher AE; Letley L; Richards M; Whyte K; Uauy R; Mills K
2015
The American journal of clinical nutrition
Burden of disease from inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene in low- and middle-income settings: a retrospective analysis of data from 145 countries.
Prüss-Ustün A; Bartram J; Clasen T; Colford JM; Cumming O; Curtis V; Bonjour S; Dangour AD; De France J; Fewtrell L
2014
Tropical medicine & international health
Effects of homocysteine lowering with B vitamins on cognitive aging: meta-analysis of 11 trials with cognitive data on 22,000 individuals.
Clarke R; Bennett D; Parish S; Lewington S; Skeaff M; Eussen SJ; Lewerin C; Stott DJ; Armitage J; Hankey GJ
2014
The American journal of clinical nutrition
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