Professor Suneetha Kadiyala
of Global Nutrition
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.
- 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
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