Dr Edward Joy
BA MSc PhD
in Nutrition and Sustainability
Edward joined LSHTM in July 2015 as a Research Fellow in Nutrition and Sustainability. He works in the Nutrition group, studying linkages between soils, crops, agriculture, diets and health.
Edward teaches and supervises students on the MSc in Nutrition for Global Health. He co-organises the module Nutrition-Related Chronic Diseases.
Edward studies interventions in the food and agriculture system to improve nutrition and health. He is a co-lead investigator on the GeoNutrition project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. GeoNutrition aims to inform strategies to alleviate micronutrient deficiencies (MNDs) primarily in Ethiopia and Malawi, providing a framework through which to (1) improve baseline estimates of MNDs, (2) identify and understand factors underlying MNDs, and (3) test interventions to alleviate MNDs.
Edward works on two BBSRC Global Challenges Research Fund Foundation Awards:
- GeoNutrition - tackling hidden hunger in sub-Saharan Africa
- BiZiFED - Examining the effectiveness and acceptability of the use of bio-fortified crops in alleviating micronutrient deficiencies in Pakistan
He also works on two Wellcome Trust funded projects under the 'Our Planet, Our Health' grant scheme:
- Sustainable and Healthy Diets in India (SAHDI)
- Palm Oil: Sustainability, Health and Economics (POSHE)
Edward has experience in the integration of large-scale spatial datasets, epidemiological analyses, and field-based activities e.g. agronomic field trials and soil/crop sampling.
Edward also co-developed the Diet Dimensions game, a multiplayer social game that fosters cross-disciplinary collaboration and learning.