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Cherry Law

MSc PhD

Assistant Professor

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

I hold a PhD in Economics from University of Kent and a MSc in Applied Economics from University of Nottingham. My interests lie in the field of agricultural, health and development economics. Most of my research focuses on understanding how government policies may drive changes in household food purchases and thus promote healthier diets through analysing large disaggregated purchase data and national expenditure surveys. I also have an interest in identifying the influence of homeworking on physical activity as well as the linkage between energy use and health outcomes. 

I previously worked on modelling food demand in India and Somalia and investigating the effect of trade liberalisation and school feeding scheme on Indian household diets. As part of the Sustainable and Healthy Food Systems (SHEFS), I have worked on analysing the recent trends of processed food purchases in India. As part of the Soft Drinks Industry Levy Evaluation team, I have examined the effect of the sugar levy on soft drink industries and healthcare costs. 

My current research looks at the environmental and health impacts of different policies aimed at promoting healthy and sustainable diets. I am also leading an evidence synthesis on the cost-effectiveness of population diet policies and a discrete choice experiment to design innovative health-related food policies.

Prior to joining the LSHTM, I worked at the UNESCAP and the Food and Agriculture Organization.

I am a member of Population Health Innovation Lab (PHI|Lab). 

My personal webpage can be found here.

Affiliations

Department of Public Health, Environments and Society
Faculty of Public Health and Policy

Centres

Centre for Maternal Adolescent Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)

Teaching

I lead seminars of Introduction to Health Economics and Stata practicals of Evaluaton of Publich Health Interventions

Research

Research Area
Public health
Social and structural determinants of health
Agriculture
Behaviour change
Food
Impact evaluation
Discipline
Health economics
Development studies
Policy analysis
Disease and Health Conditions
Cardiovascular disease
Malnutrition
Diabetes
Obesity
Country
United Kingdom
India
Somalia
South Africa
Region
Europe & Central Asia (all income levels)
OECD members
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Fuel poverty and financial distress
Burlinson A; Giulietti M; Law C; Liu H-H
2021
Energy Economics
The impact of UK soft drinks industry levy on manufacturers' domestic turnover.
Law C; Cornelsen L; Adams J; Pell D; Rutter H; White M; Smith R
2020
Economics & Human Biology
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