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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.
02076127911

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. She is on the Steering Committee of London Climate Action Week, and a member of the UK Future Earth Committee.

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 teaches on the MSc Nutrition for Global Health at LSHTM. She 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, linking water and food security in India through an understanding of trade.

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

Selected Publications

The future of environmental sustainability labelling on food products.
Brown KA; Harris F; Potter C; Knai C
2020
Lancet Planetary Health
Trading water: virtual water flows through interstate cereal trade in India
Harris F; Dalin C; Cuevas S; N R L; Adhya T; Joy EJM; Scheelbeek PFD; Kayatz B; Nicholas O; Shankar B
2020
Environmental Research Letters
The Water Footprint of Diets: A Global Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Harris F; Moss C; Joy E; Quinn R; Scheelbeek P; Dangour A; Green R
2019
Advances in Nutrition: An International Review Journal
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