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Miss Francesca Harris

BSc MSc

Research Assistant
in Nutrition and Sustainability

Room
134

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
0207612 7911

Francesca is part of the Sustainable and Healthy Food Systems project (SHEFS).  

She undertook the Nutrition for Global Health MSc at LSHTM in 2014-15 completed 2015, and started working at the school later that year.

At LSHTM, she initially she 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, with a focus on assessing the links between water resources and diets in India.

As well as her research, Francesca is Network Coordinator for LSHTM’s Planetary Health Network, LSHTM’s Emerging Scholar Representative for the Planetary Health Alliance, and part of the Development Team of the Future Earth Health Knowledge-Action Network.

Francesca is a Registered Associate Nutritionist.

Affiliations

Department of Population Health
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Centres

Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health

Teaching

Francesca assists with teaching on the MSc Nutrition for Global Health at LSHTM. She has also helped develop LSHTM's Agriculture, Nutrition and Health open access online course. 

Research

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.

Research Area
Environment
Globalisation
Micronutrients
Water
Agriculture
Food
Trade
Modelling
Discipline
Epidemiology
Nutrition
Disease and Health Conditions
Malnutrition
Non-communicable diseases
Obesity
Country
United Kingdom
South Africa