Miss Francesca Harris
in Nutrition and Sustainability
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.
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.
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.