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Dr Edward Joy

BA MSc PhD

Assistant Professor
in Nutrition and Sustainability

Room
137

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
02079272214

I work 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

I teach and supervise students on the MSc in Nutrition for Global Health, and I co-organise the module Nutrition Related Chronic Diseases.

Research

My research focuses on micronutrient dynamics in food and agriculture systems. I am 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, through (1) improving baseline estimates of MNDs, (2) identifying and understanding factors underlying MNDs, and (3) testing interventions to alleviate MNDs. Through this project, I have led the AHHA trial in Malawi, to test whether selenium deficiency can be effectively alleviated in a rural Malawi population through consumption of maize enriched with selenium fertilisers.

I lead LSHTM's contribution to the MAPS project, which aims to develop an online tool to improve access to data on micronutrient status and the potential effectiveness of different interventions in sub-Saharan Africa. I also work on the BiZiFED project - examining the effectiveness and acceptability of zinc biofortified wheat for alleviating zinc deficiency in Pakistan.

Much of my work involves integrating and analysing large-scale spatial datasets. Sometimes my work is field-based, including implemention of the AHHA trial and, in previous projects, conducting agronomic trials and soil/crop sampling. 

I 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
Zimbabwe
Region
East Asia & Pacific (all income levels)
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Selenium Deficiency Is Widespread and Spatially Dependent in Ethiopia.
Belay A; Joy EJM; Chagumaira C; Zerfu D; Ander EL; Young SD; Bailey EH; Lark RM; Broadley MR; Gashu D
2020
Nutrients
Spatial prediction of the concentration of selenium (Se) in grain across part of Amhara Region, Ethiopia.
Gashu D; Lark RM; Milne AE; Amede T; Bailey EH; Chagumaira C; Dunham SJ; Gameda S; Kumssa DB; Mossa AW
2020
The Science of the total environment
Future diets in India: A systematic review of food consumption projection studies.
Alae-Carew C; Bird FA; Choudhury S; Harris F; Aleksandrowicz L; Milner J; Joy EJ; Agrawal S; Dangour AD; Green R
2019
Global Food Security
Environmental impacts of dietary shifts in India: A modelling study using nationally-representative data.
Aleksandrowicz L; Green R; Joy EJM; Harris F; Hillier J; Vetter SH; Smith P; Kulkarni B; Dangour AD; Haines A
2019
Environment international
Can selenium deficiency in Malawi be alleviated through consumption of agro-biofortified maize flour? Study protocol for a randomised, double-blind, controlled trial.
Joy EJM; Kalimbira AA; Gashu D; Ferguson EL; Sturgess J; Dangour AD; Banda L; Chiutsi-Phiri G; Bailey EH; Langley-Evans SC
2019
Trials
The risk of selenium deficiency in Malawi is large and varies over multiple spatial scales.
Phiri FP; Ander EL; Bailey EH; Chilima B; Chilimba ADC; Gondwe J; Joy EJM; Kalimbira AA; Kumssa DB; Lark RM
2019
Scientific Reports
Valuing increased zinc (Zn) fertiliser-use in Pakistan.
Joy EJM; Ahmad W; Zia MH; Kumssa DB; Young SD; Ander EL; Watts MJ; Stein AJ; Broadley MR
2016
Plant and soil
Dietary mineral supplies in Malawi: spatial and socioeconomic assessment
Joy EJM; Kumssa DB; Broadley MR; Watts MJ; Young SD; Chilimba ADC; Ander EL
2015
BMC Nutrition
Dietary calcium and zinc deficiency risks are decreasing but remain prevalent.
Kumssa DB; Joy EJM; Ander EL; Watts MJ; Young SD; Walker S; Broadley MR
2015
Scientific reports
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