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 studies the links between agriculture, soils, diets, nutrition 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 currently 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 also works on two Foundation Award projects funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council under the Global Challenges Research Fund:
- 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
His research experience includes desk-based activities e.g. the integration of large-scale spatial datasets and epidemiological analyses, and field-based activities e.g. agronomic field trials and soil/crop sampling.
Edward also helps to coordinate the IMMANA technical working group on methods and metrics for sustainable diets.