Professor Rosemary Green
in Sustainability, Nutrition and Health
I trained as an epidemiologist, and wrote my PhD thesis on the long-term health consequences of the wartime famine in Guernsey. Before coming to the School, I worked as an analyst on a number of UK longitudinal studies, including the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) and the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE).
I joined the School in 2011 on a Leverhulme Fellowship to study nutrition and sustainability, and since then have been pursuing my interest in the relationships between diets, the environment and health.
My research focuses on the links between diets, the environment and human health, and I also have an interest in developing new methods and models to study these relationships.
I sit within the Nutrition Group in the Department of Population Health. I am also a member of the management committees for the LSHTM Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health and the Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH).
I currently work on the Sustainable and Healthy Food Systems (SHEFS) programme, funded by the Wellcome Trust Our Planet Our Health programme to explore relationships between food systems, the environment and health in India, South Africa and the UK. I also work on the GCRF South Asia Nitrogen Hub, researching links between nitrogen flows and human health through food, water and air pollution, the AMPHoRA project researching actions to reduce air pollution from agriculture in the UK through dietary change, and the FACE-Africa project exploring agricultural adaptations to climate change in The Gambia.
I am the co-PI (with Professor Andy Haines) of the Lancet Pathfinder Commission, which aims to find pathways to a healthy zero-carbon future and communicate them to national and regional decision-makers around the world. In 2020 I was a member of the scientific panel for the UK Citizens Assembly on Climate Change.