Dr Hanna Tuomisto
BSc MSc PhD
Dr Hanna Tuomisto joined the LSHTM as a Research Fellow in March 2016. She holds BSc and MSc degrees in Agroecology from the University of Helsinki, and a DPhil degree from the University of Oxford. During 2011-2015, she worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) at the Monitoring Agricultural Resources (MARS) Unit and at the Sustainability Assessment unit.
Hanna’s main research interests include sustainable agriculture and food systems, environmental change, sustainable and healthy diets, cellular agriculture, carbon footprint, environmental footprint and life cycle assessment.
At the LSHTM, Hanna works as Research Fellow in the “Future diets and health: how will environmental changes affect food availability, food consumption and health?” –project. The project aims at estimating the impacts of environmental change on food availability, diets and population health in the United Kingdom, Ethiopia and Mexico.
In her doctoral thesis project at the University of Oxford, Hanna used life cycle assessment for comparing environmental impacts of organic, conventional and integrated farming systems in Europe. She also modelled the environmental impacts of large-scale cultured meat (i.e. in vitro meat or lab-grown meat) production.
After finishing her DPhil, Hanna joined the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) as a postdoctoral researcher. During 2011-2014, she worked in the Low-Carbon Farming -project that developed and tested a farm-level carbon calculator that can be used for estimating life cycle assessment based greenhouse gas emissions of European farms. She also continued her work on environmental impacts of cultured meat production. During 2014-2015, Hanna was involved in large multi stakeholder participatory project that develops Environmental Footprint (EF) assessment and reporting guidelines for industries. Hanna specialised in the pilot projects that develop Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules (PEFCR) for food, feed and drink industries.