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Miss Megan Deeney

Research Fellow

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

I am a research assistant and doctoral student in the Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA) programme, within the Nutrition Group at LSHTM.

My doctoral research project explores the effect of circular economy policy strategies for plastic waste reduction in the food system on global human health outcomes, considering environmental health pathways such as climate change, air pollution and toxicity.

I have worked on large-scale syntheses of evidence of food system plastic effects on the environment, food security and human health, and also on evidence linking food systems and nutrition to global mental health.

I completed my Master's degree in Nutrition for Global Health at LSHTM in 2018.

Affiliations

Department of Population Health
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Teaching

I co-organise the Maternal and Child Nutrition core module for the Nutrition for Global Health MSc at LSHTM

Research

My research interests include diverse intersections between food systems, circular economies and health, and in particular applying life cycle assessment methods to global health analyses

Research Area
Global Health
Environment
Environmental Health
Modelling

Selected Publications

Human health effects of recycling and reusing food sector consumer plastics: A systematic review and meta-analysis of life cycle assessments
DEENEY, M; GREEN, R; Yan, X; Dooley, C; YATES, J; Rolker, HB; KADIYALA, S;
2023
Journal of Cleaner Production
Centring human health in the global plastics treaty: a call to action.
DEENEY, M; YATES, J; GREEN, R; KADIYALA, S;
2022
BMJ global health
Systematic evidence and gap map of research linking food security and nutrition to mental health.
SPARLING, TM; DEENEY, M; Cheng, B; Han, X; Lier, C; Lin, Z; OFFNER, C; Santoso, MV; Pfeiffer, E; Emerson, JA; Amadi, FM; Mitu, K; Corvalan, C; Verdeli, H; Araya, R; KADIYALA, S;
2022
Nature Communications
Food waste interventions in low-and-middle-income countries: A systematic literature review
Rolker, H; Eisler, M; Cardenas, L; DEENEY, M; Takahashi, T;
2022
Resources, conservation & recycling
Nitrate and nitrite contamination in drinking water and cancer risk: A systematic review with meta-analysis.
PICETTI, R; DEENEY, M; PASTORINO, S; Miller, MR; SHAH, A; LEON, DA; Dangour, AD; GREEN, R;
2022
Environmental Research
Trust and responsibility in food systems transformation. Engaging with Big Food: marriage or mirage?
YATES, J; Gillespie, S; SAVONA, N; DEENEY, M; KADIYALA, S;
2021
BMJ GLOBAL HEALTH
Global Mental Health and Nutrition: Moving Toward a Convergent Research Agenda.
SPARLING, TM; Cheng, B; DEENEY, M; Santoso, MV; Pfeiffer, E; Emerson, JA; Amadi, FM; Mitu, K; Corvalan, C; Verdeli, H; Araya, R; KADIYALA, S;
2021
Frontiers in Public Health
Effects of plastics in the food system on human health, food security, and the environment: a systematic scoping review
YATES, J; DEENEY, M; Rolker, HB; White, H; Kalamatianou, S; KADIYALA, S;
2021
The Lancet Planetary Health
A systematic scoping review of environmental, food security and health impacts of food system plastics.
YATES, J; DEENEY, M; Rolker, HB; White, H; Kalamatianou, S; KADIYALA, S;
2021
Nature Food
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