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Dr Edward Joy

BA MSc PhD

Research Fellow
in Nutrition and Sustainability

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LSHTM
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United Kingdom

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02079272214

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. 

Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Population Health

Teaching

Edward teaches and supervises students on the MSc in Nutrition for Global Health. He co-organises the module Nutrition-Related Chronic Diseases.

Research

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.

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Research Area
Health impact analysis
Micronutrients
Systematic reviews
Agriculture
Environmental Health
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Global Health
Discipline
GIS/Spatial analysis
Nutrition
Disease and Health Conditions
Cancer
Cardiovascular disease
Diarrhoeal diseases
Malnutrition
Diabetes
Non-communicable diseases
Obesity
Country
Ethiopia
India
Malawi
Pakistan
Region
East Asia & Pacific (all income levels)
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Dietary patterns and non-communicable disease risk in Indian adults: secondary analysis of Indian Migration Study data.
Joy, E.J. ; Green, R. ; Agrawal, S. ; Aleksandrowicz, L. ; Bowen, L. ; Kinra, S. ; Macdiarmid, J.I. ; Haines, A. ; Dangour, A.D. ;
2017
Public Health Nutr
Projected health effects of realistic dietary changes to address freshwater constraints in India: a modelling study.
Milner, J. ; Joy, E.J.M. ; Green, R. ; Harris, F. ; Aleksandrowicz, L. ; Agrawal, S. ; Smith, P. ; Haines, A. ; Dangour, A.D. ;
2017
Lancet Planet Health
Valuing increased zinc (Zn) fertiliser-use in Pakistan
Joy, E.J.M.; Ahmad, W.; Zia, M.H.; Kumssa, D.B.; Young, S.D.; Ander, E.L.; Watts, M.J.; Stein, A.J.; Broadley, M.R.
2017
Plant and Soil
Approaches to reduce zinc and iron deficits in food systems
Gregory, P.J.; Wahbi, A.; Adu-Gyamfi, J.; Heiling, M.; Gruber, R.; Joy, E.J.M.; Broadley, M.R.
2017
Global Food Security
Elemental composition of Malawian rice.
Joy, E.J.M. ; Louise Ander, E. ; Broadley, M.R. ; Young, S.D. ; Chilimba, A.D. ; Hamilton, E.M. ; Watts, M.J. ;
2016
Environ Geochem Health
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