Ms Claudia Offner

Research Assistant

United Kingdom

Claudia is a Data Scientist with a background in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Mental Health. She has a MA in Psychology & Business from the University of Edinburgh and a MSc in Geospatial Sciences from University College London (UCL). Having joined LSHTM in 2021, Claudia is based in the Nutrition Group and works on the Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Action (IMMANA) project. Her interests are in food security, climate change, natural/humanitarian disasters and mental health.


Department of Population Health
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health


Claudia is a co-organiser for the Nutrition Related Chronic Diseases module and she provides additional teaching support on other modules under the Nutrition for Global Health MSc.


As a Research Assistant the IMMANA project, Claudia’s research primarily focuses on assessing the impacts of extreme weather events food security and nutrition, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. Her work centres around leveraging satellite imagery to develop new methods and metrics that better link population-level health outcomes to remotely sensed environmental exposures over space and time. She enjoys conducting analyses in a variety of different coding languages (particularly R, Python & JavaScript) and provides technical support on a range of projects related to mental health, humanitarian contexts, climate change and intersectionality.
Research Area
GIS/Spatial analysis
Climate change
Natural disasters
Global mental health

Selected Publications

Systematic evidence and gap map of research linking food security and nutrition to mental health.
SPARLING, TM; DEENEY, M; Cheng, B; Han, X; Lier, C; Lin, Z; OFFNER, C; Santoso, MV; Pfeiffer, E; Emerson, JA; Amadi, FM; Mitu, K; Corvalan, C; Verdeli, H; Araya, R; KADIYALA, S;
Nature Communications
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