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Professor Suneetha Kadiyala

PhD

Professor
of Global Nutrition

Room
133b

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0) 20 7958 8253

I am a nutritionist working towards addressing structural determinants of food and nutrition security in low and middle-income countries. My current work includes the design and evaluation of complex nutrition-sensitive agriculture programmes; and the development of methods and metrics to study multisectoral approaches to improve nutrition outcomes.

Prior to joining LSHTM, I was a Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), New Delhi and Washington DC. I have PhD in Food Policy and Applied Nutrition from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University.

Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Population Health

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Centre for Maternal Adolescent Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)
Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health

Teaching

  • Coordinate Nutrition Related Chronic Diseases Module (MSc Nutrition for Global Health)
  • Monitoring and evaluation of nutrition programmes (in Nutrition Programme Planning Module)
  • Agriculture-nutrition linkages (in Fundamentals of Public Health Nutrition Module)
  • Child linear growth faltering (in Maternal and Child Nutrition Module)
  • DPH Research Degree Coordinator

Research

I am the principal investigator of IMMANA (Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions), a FCDO-BMGF funded partnership to stimulate the development and application of scientifically sound methods and metrics in agriculture, health and nutrition research. IMMANA includes the Agriculture, Nutrition and Health (ANH) Academy, a global network of over 4000 researchers and practitioners from 140 countries working at the nexus of food systems, nutrition and health.

I am the principal investigator of UPAVAN (Upscaling Participatory Action and Videos for Agriculture and Nutrition), a four-arm cluster RCT integrating maternal and child nutrition objectives into a participatory low-cost video driven agriculture extension platform in Odisha, India. I also the co-principal investigator of a large scale program impact evaluation of a video-based maternal and child nutrition behaviour change communications programme, SAMVAD, in 5 Indian states using an innovative evaluation methodology.

I am a co-investigator of MINI (Market Interventions for Nutritional Improvement), a system dynamics modelling study examining the potential for market-based interventions to improve availability of fruits and vegetables in nutritionally vulnerable areas in Bihar, India.

I co-lead the food systems theme of the UKRI GCRF Action Against Stunting Hub

 

Research Area
Child health
Complex interventions
Maternal health
Agriculture
Behaviour change
Equity
Evaluation
Gender
Impact evaluation
Implementation research
Discipline
Nutrition
Disease and Health Conditions
Malnutrition
Region
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Identifying 'win-win-win' futures from inequitable value chain trade-offs: A system dynamics approach.
Cooper GS; Rich KM; Shankar B; Rana V; Ratna NN; Kadiyala S; Alam MJ; Nadagouda SB
2021
Agricultural systems
A systematic scoping review of environmental, food security and health impacts of food system plastics
Yates J; Deeney M; Rolker HB; White H; Kalamatianou S; Kadiyala S
2021
Nature Food
Agricultural and empowerment pathways from land ownership to women's nutrition in India.
Harris-Fry H; Krishnan S; Beaumont E; Prost A; Gouda S; Mohanty S; Pradhan R; Rath S; Rath S; Pradhan S
2020
Maternal and Child Nutrition
How to design a complex behaviour change intervention: experiences from a nutrition-sensitive agriculture trial in rural India.
Harris-Fry H; O'Hearn M; Pradhan R; Krishnan S; Nair N; Rath S; Rath S; Koniz-Booher P; Danton H; Aakesson A
2020
BMJ global health
Strengths and limitations of computer assisted telephone interviews (CATI) for nutrition data collection in rural Kenya.
Lamanna C; Hachhethu K; Chesterman S; Singhal G; Mwongela B; Ng'endo M; Passeri S; Farhikhtah A; Kadiyala S; Bauer J-M
2019
PLoS ONE
Purchase trends of processed foods and beverages in urban India.
Law C; Green R; Kadiyala S; Shankar B; Knai C; Brown KA; Dangour AD; Cornelsen L
2019
Global Food Security
Food Environment Research in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Scoping Review.
Turner C; Kalamatianou S; Drewnowski A; Kulkarni B; Kinra S; Kadiyala S
2019
Advances in nutrition (Bethesda, Md.)
Time-Use Analytics: An Improved Way of Understanding Gendered Agriculture-Nutrition Pathways
Stevano S; Kadiyala S; Johnston D; Malapit H; Hull E; Kalamatianou S
2018
Feminist Economics
Concepts and critical perspectives for food environment research: A global framework with implications for action in low- and middle-income countries
Turner C; Aggarwal A; Walls H; Herforth A; Drewnowski A; Coates J; Kalamatianou S; Kadiyala S
2018
Global Food Security
Women's Empowerment Mitigates the Negative Effects of Low Production Diversity on Maternal and Child Nutrition in Nepal
Malapit HJL; Kadiyala S; Quisumbing AR; Cunningham K; Tyagi P
2015
The journal of development studies
The impact of a food assistance program on nutritional status, disease progression, and food security among people living with HIV in Uganda.
Rawat R; Faust E; Maluccio JA; Kadiyala S
2014
Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999)
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