Professor of Global Nutrition, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
Suneetha Kadiyala is a nutritionist with research interests focusing on the intersection between agriculture-food systems, equity and nutrition. Her expertise spans intervention development, complex programme impact evaluations and innovative methods and metrics in agriculture-nutrition research. She is the principal investigator of several research programmes such as IMMANA (Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions) to stimulate the development and application of scientifically sound methods and metrics in agriculture, health and nutrition research; UPAVAN (Upscaling participatory action and videos for agriculture and nutrition), a four-arm cluster RCT integrating maternal and child nutrition objectives into a participatory video-driven agriculture extension platform in India; and a novel realist impact evaluation of a large scale video-based maternal and child nutrition programme, SAMVAD, in 5 Indian states. She established and leads the Agriculture, Nutrition and Health (ANH) Academy, a global research network of 2,500 members, from 80 countries, working at the nexus of agriculture/food systems, nutrition and health.
Suneetha is the Management Committee Member of the London Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health. She was an Editor of Food Policy from 2014-2018 and now serves on this editorial board.
Prior to joining LSHTM, she was a Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington DC and New Delhi. She has a PhD from the Freidman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University.