Miss Francesca Harris
in Nutrition and Sustainability
Francesca is part of the Sustainable and Healthy Food Systems project (SHEFS). She is undertaking a PhD on the links between food consumption and water security in India.
She graduated from the Nutrition for Global Health MSc at LSHTM in 2015, and subsquently started working at the school later that year.
At LSHTM, she initially worked on the Sustainable Undernutrition Reduction in Ethiopia project, assisting in the setup of the baseline survey and development of training and educational materials. She started work on the Sustainable and Health Diets in India (SAHDI) project in early 2016.
Francesca is a member of the Management Group of LSHTM's Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health, and a Steering Committee Member of LSHTM’s Planetary Health Network.
Francesca is a Registered Associate Nutritionist.
Francesca is a co-module organiser of Maternal and Child Nutrition, and teaches on the MSc Nutrition for Global Health at LSHTM. She also helped develop LSHTM's Agriculture, Nutrition and Health open access online course.
Francesca's research interests are the links between public health nutrition and environmental sustainability. This includes how current food systems are impacting on the environment and human health, and how changes to the environment (e.g. climate change) will effect food production and food security in the future. She funded by the Wellcome Trust through the SHEFS project.
She is currently undertaking a PhD, looking at the role of sustainable diets for water security and health in India.