Side event 3: ANH101: Core disciplines in agriculture-nutrition-health research: Student and early career teaching seminar

Date and Time

Friday, June 5, 2015 - 09:00 to 17:00

Event type



John Snow lecture theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street


The emerging field of agri-health research requires researchers to use and engage with theories and methods from several different disciplines, yet most researchers are trained as specialists in just one. The aim of this peer-taught seminar is to provide participants with a broad understanding of the core disciplines and key methods relevant to interdisciplinary agriculture-nutrition-health research, presenting the basics in epidemiology, economics, development studies, nutrition, and anthropology, and providing time for discussion and questions. 

The seminar is not supposed to make attendees experts in each field; it is taught by students and early-career researchers who themselves work on interdisciplinary research projects and have seen a need to share the basics of their discipline with their peers. The seminar is not an accredited course, but is supposed to provide key information so that those wishing to engage with a discipline or method know what questions to ask of an expert, or where to go for further information. 

The target audience for this one-day event is graduate students and early-career researchers aiming to gain a basic understanding of the disciplines that are core to interdisciplinary agriculture-nutrition-health research, and to share their own experiences of their discipline and applying it alongside other disciplines in integrated research. The agenda below lays out the plan for the day.

8:45 Registration
9:00 Welcome and overview
9:15 Development and rural livelihoods
10:15 Anthropology
11:15 Tea break
11:30 Economics
13:15 Lunch
14:00 Epidemiology
15:00 Nutrition
16:00 Tea break
16:30 Discussion - interdisciplinary experiences
17:00 Wrap-up and close


This is a public event organised alongside the 5th LCIRAH Annual Conference, held at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, June 3rd-4th.

To register for this side-event, click here.

For more information about the full conference and other side events, click here.