LCIRAH Publications


Mazzocchi M, Cagnone S, Bech-Larsen T, Niedźwiedzka B, Saba A, Shankar B, Verbeke W, Traill B. What is the public appetite for healthy eating policies? Evidence from a cross-European survey. Health Economics, Policy and Law 2014, DOI:10.1017/S1744133114000346.

Cornelsen L, Green R, Turner R, Dangour AD, Shankar B, Mazzocchi M, Smith RD. What happens to patterns of food consumption when food prices change? Evidence from a systematic review and meta-analysis of food price elasticities globally. Health Economics 2014, DOI:10.1002/hec.3107.

Baker P, Kay A, Walls HL. Trade and investment liberalization and Asia’s noncommunicable disease epidemic: a synthesis of data and existing literature. Globalization and Health 2014, DOI:10.1186/s12992-014-0066-8.

Kadiyala S, Harris J, Headey D, Yosef S, Gillespie S. Agriculture and nutrition in India: mapping evidence to pathways. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 2014, DOI:10.1111/nyas.12477. 

Aberman NL, Rawat R, Drimie S, Claros JM, Kadiyala S. Food security and nutrition interventions in response to the AIDS epidemic: assessing global action and evidence. AIDS Behav 2014, 18(5 suppl):554-565.

Traill WB, Mazzocchi M, Shankar B, Hallam D. Importance of government policies and other influences in transforming global diets. Nutrition reviews 2014, 72(9):591-604.

Cornelsen L, Green R, Dangour AD, Smith RD. Why fat taxes won’t make us thin. Journal of Public Health 2014, doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdu032.

Hawkes, C, Thow, AM, Downs, S, Ling, AL, Ghosh-Jerath, S, Snowdon, W, Morgan, EH, Thiam, I, and J Jewell. Identifying effective food systems solutions for nutrition and non-communicable diseases: examples from the fats supply chain. SCN News 2014, 40.

Walls KL, Walls HL, Benke GP, McMichael AJ. Ensuring climate change adaptation avoids health risks from drinking-water copper exposure. Air Quality & Climate Change 2014, 48(2).

Hull E. The social dynamics of labor shortage in South African small-scale agriculture. World Development 2014, 59:451-460.

Knight-Jones TJD, Njeumi F, Elsawalhy A, Wabacha J, Rushton J. Risk assessment and cost-effectiveness of animal health certification methods for livestock export in Somalia. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 2014, 113(4):469-483.

Tusting LS. Larval source management: a supplementary measure for malaria control. Outlooks on Pest Management 2014, 25(1):41-43.

Tusting LS, Bousema T, Smith DL, Drakeley C. Measuring changes in Plasmodium falciparum transmission: precision, accuracy and costs of metrics. Advances in Parasitology 2014, 84:151-208.

Booker A, Frommenwiler D, Johnston D, Umealajekwu C, Reich E, Heinrich M. Chemical variability along the value chains of turmeric (Curcuma longa): A comparison of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and high performance thin layer chromatography. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 2014, 152(2):292-301.

Gilbert WH, Häsler BN, Rushton J. Influences of farmer and veterinarian behaviour on emerging disease surveillance in England and Wales. Epidemiol Infect 2014, 142(1):172-86.

Pearce N, Ebrahim S, McKee M, Lamptey P, Barreto ML, Matheson D, Walls HL, Foliaki S, Miranda J, Chimeddamba O, Garcia Marcos L, Haines A, Vineis P. The road to 25x25: How can the five-target strategy reach its destination? Lancet Global Health 2014, doi:10.1016/S2214-109X(14)70015-4.

Drewe J, Häsler B, Rushton J, Stärk K. Assessing the expenditure distribution of animal health surveillance: the case of Great Britain. Veterinary Record 2014, 174(1):16.


Fornace K, Clark EL, Macdonald SE, Namangala B, Karimuribo E, Awuni JA, Olaf Thieme O, Blake D, Rushton J. Occurrence of Eimeria species parasites on small-scale commercial chicken farms in Africa and indication of economic profitability. PLoS ONE 2013, 8(12):e84254.

Traill WB, Mazzocchi M, Shankar B. Can nutrition policy evaluation be evidence based? Examples and dilemmas. EuroChoices 2013, 12(3):17-23.

Cornelsen L, Green R, Dangour AD, Smith RD. Is a tax on sugary drinks too bitter to swallow? 2013, BMJ 347:f7039.

Shankar B, Hawkes C. India has a problem with palm oil. BMJ 2013, 347:f6065.

Chirwa E, Dorward A. Agricultural input subsidies: The recent Malawi experience. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Turner R, Hawkes C, Waage J, Ferguson E, Haseen F, Homans H, Hussein J, Johnston D, Marais D, McNeill G, Shankar B. Agriculture for improved nutrition: The current research landscape. Food and Nutrition Bulletin 2013, 34(4):369-377.

Tusting LS, Willey B, Lucas H, Thompson J, Kafy HT, Smith R, Lindsay SW. Socioeconomic development as an intervention against malaria: a systematic review and meta-analysisLancet 2013, 382(9896):963-72.

Tusting LS, Thwing J, Sinclair D, Fillinger U, Gimnig J, Bonner KE, Bottomley C, Lindsay SW. Mosquito larval source management for controlling malaria. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews DOI:10.1002/14651858.CD008923.pub2.

Rushton J. An overview analysis of costs and benefits of government control policy options. In: "Workshop proceedings: Livestock Disease Policies: Building Bridges between Science and Economics”. OECD, Paris, France. 3-4 June 2013. Pages 39-51.

Haesler B, Rushton J, Staerk K, Howe K. Surveillance and intervention expenditure: substitution or complementarity between different types of policy. In: "Workshop proceedings: Livestock Disease Policies: Building Bridges between Science and Economics”. OECD, Paris, France. 3-4 June 2013. Pages 89-107.

Harris J, Bruce M, Cavatorta E, Cornelsen L, Hasler B, Green R, Morgan EH, Stevano S, Walls HL, Cunningham K. 3rd Annual Conference of the Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH), Developing methods in agriculture and health research, London, 13-14 June 2013. Food Security 2013, DOI 10.1007/s12571-013-0298-0.

Srinivasan CS, Zanello G, Shankar B. Rural-Urban Disparities in Child Nutrition in Bangladesh and Nepal. BMC Public Health 2013, 13:581.

Traill WB, Mazzocchi M, Niedźwiedzka B, Shankar B, Wills J. The EATWELL project: recommendations for healthy eating policy interventions across Europe. Nutrition Bulletin 2013, 38(3), 352-357.

Dangour A, Kennedy E, Taylor A. Commentary: The changing focus for improving nutrition. Food and Nutrition Bulletin 2013, vol. 34, no. 2.

Taylor A, Dangour A, Reddy KS. Only collective action will end undernutrition. Lancet 2013, doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(13)61084-3.

Dangour A, Hawkesworth S, Shankar B, Watson L, Srinivasan CS, Morgan E, Haddad L, Waage J. Can nutrition be promoted through agriculture-led food price policies? A systematic review. BMJ Open 2013;3:e002937. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2013

Green R, Cornelsen L, Dangour A, Turner R, Shankar B, Mazzocchi M, Smith R. The effect of rising food prices on food consumption: systematic review with meta-regression. BMJ 2013, 346:f3703

Dorward AR. How can agricultural interventions contribute in improving nutrition health and achieving the MDGs in least developed countries Working paper, CeDEP (Centre for Development, Environment and Policy), 2013.

Sutherland J, Edwards P, Shankar B, Dangour A. Fewer adults add salt at the table after initiation of a national salt campaign in the UK: a repeated cross-sectional analysis. British Journal of Nutrition 2013, 110(3):552-8. doi: 10.1017/S0007114512005430.

Dorward AR. Agricultural labour productivity, food prices and sustainable development impacts and indicators. Food Policy 2013, 39(0): 40-50.

Smith DL, Perkins TA, Tusting LS, Scott TW, Lindsay SW. Mosquito Population Regulation and Larval Source Management in Heterogeneous Environments. PLoS ONE 2013, 8(8):e71247. 

Hoinville LJ, Alban L, Drewe JA, Gibbens JC, Gustafson L, Häsler B, Saegerman C, Salman M, Stärk KD. 'Proposed terms and concepts for describing and evaluating animal-health surveillance systems. Prev Vet Med 2013, 112(1-2)1-12.

Howe KS, Häsler B, Stärk KD. Economic principles for resource allocation decisions at national level to mitigate the effects of disease in farm animal populations. Epidemiol Infect 2013, 141(1):91-101.

Downs SM, Gupta V, Ghosh-Jerath S, Lock K, Thow AM, Singh A. Reformulating partially hydrogenated vegetable oils to maximise health gains in India: is it feasible and will it meet consumer demand? BMC Public Health 2013, 13:1139, doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-1139.


Hawkes C, Turner R, Waage J. Current and planned research on agriculture for health and nutrition: A mapping and a gap analysis. A report for DFID. December 21, 2012.

Booker A, Johnston D, Heinrich M. Value chains of herbal medicines: research needs and key challenges in the context of ethnopharmacology. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 2012, 10.1016/j.jep.2012.01.039.

Shankar B, Brambila-Macias J, Traill B, Mazzocchi M, Capacci S. An evaluation of the UK Food Standards Agency's salt campaign. Health Economics 2012, doi: 10.1002/hec.2772.

Shankar B, Morzaria S, Fiorucci A, Hak M. Animal disease and livestock-based livelihoods in southern Cambodia. International Development Planning Review 2012, 34(1):39-63.

Dorward A, Dangour A. Agriculture and health. BMJ 2012, 344:d7834

Dangour A, Green R, Häsler B, Rushton J, Shankar B, Waage J. Linking agriculture and health in low and middle income countries: an interdisciplinary research agenda. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society 2012, 71:222-228.

Dorward AR. The short and medium term impacts of rises in staple food prices. Food Security 2012, 4(4):633-645.

Häsler B, Gilbert W, Jones BA, Pfeiffer DU, Rushton J, Otte MJ. The Economic Value of One Health in Relation to the Mitigation of Zoonotic Disease Risks. Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology 2012, 365:127-151.

Häsler B, Howe KS, Presi P, Stärk KD. An economic model to evaluate the mitigation programme for bovine viral diarrhoea in Switzerland. Prev Vet Med 2012 106(2):162-73.

Häsler B, Howe KS. Evaluating the role of surveillance in national policies for animal health. Eurochoices 2012 11(2):39-44.

Häsler B, Howe KS, Hauser R, Stärk KDC. A qualitative approach to measure the effectiveness of active avian influenza virus surveillance with respect to its cost: a case study from Switzerland. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 2012 105:219-222.

Rushton J, Häsler B, de Haan N, Rushton R. Economic benefits or drivers of a ‘One Health’ approach: Why should anyone invest? Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research 2012, 79(2), Art. #461.

Kayunze KA, Kiwara AD, Lyamuya E, Kambarage DM, Rushton J, Coker R, Kock R, Rweyemamu MM. A socio-economic approach to One Health policy research in southern Africa. Onderspoort Journal of Veterinary Research 2012, 79(2):460.

Harris J, Drimie S. Toward an integrated approach for addressing malnutrition in Zambia: a literature review and institutional analysis. IFPRI Discussion Paper 01200. International Food Policy Research Institute: Washington DC. 2012.

Karabozhilova I, Wieland B, Alonso S, Salonen L, Häsler B. Backyard chicken keeping in the Greater London Urban Area: welfare status, biosecurity and disease control issues. British Poultry Science 2012, 53(4):421-430.

Mazzocchi M, Shankar B, Traill W. The development of global diets since ICN 1992: the influence of agri-food trends and policies on global diets. FAO Commodity and Trade Policy Working Paper no. 34, 2012.

Capacci S, Mazzocchi M, Brambila-Macias J, Shankar B  et al. Policies to promote healthy eating in Europe: a structured review of policies and their effectiveness. Nutrition Reviews 2012, 70(3):188-200.

Perez-Cueto A, Aschemann-Witzel J, Shankar B, et al. Assessment of the evaluations of healthy eating policies in Europe. Public Health Nutrition 2012, 15(8):1489-1496

Brambila-Macias J, Shankar B, et al. Policy interventions to promote healthy eating: What works, what does not and what is promising: a review. Food and Nutrition Bulletin 2012, 32(4):365-375.


Coker R, Rushton J, Mounier-Jack S, Karimuribo E, Lutumba P, Kambarage D, Pfeiffer D, Stärk K, Rweyemamu M. Towards a conceptual framework to support ‘One Health’ research and policy: health systems and the human-animal interface. 2011 Lancet Infectious Diseases 11(4):326-331

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Lock K, Smith R, Dangour AD, Keogh-Brown M, Pigatto G, Hawkes C, Fisberg RM, Chalabi Z. Health, agricultural and economic effects of adopting healthy diet recommendations. Lancet 2010, 376(9753):1699-1709.

Dangour AD, Lock K, Hayter A, Aikenhead A, Allen E, Uauy R. Nutrition-related health effects of organic foods: a systematic review. American J Clin Nutr 2010, 92(1):203-210.

Hawkesworth S, Dangour AD, Johnston D, Lock K, Poole N, Rushton J, Uauy R, Waage J. Feeding the world healthily: the challenge of measuring the effects of agriculture on health. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 2010, 365(1554):3083-3097.

Dangour AD, Allen E, Lock K, Uauy. Nutritional composition & health benefits of organic foods: using systematic reviews to question the available evidence. Indian J Med Res 2010, 131:478-480.

Perez-Ferrer C, Lock K, Rivera JA. Learning from international policies on trans fatty acids to reduce cardiovascular disease in low and middle income countries: using Mexico as a case study. Health Policy and Planning 2010, 25(1):39-49.


Friel S, Dangour AD, Garnett T, Lock K, Chalabi Z, et al. Public health benefits of strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions: food and agriculture. Lancet 2009, 374(9706):2016-2025.

Lock K, Stuckler D, Charlesworth K, McKee M. Potential causes and health effects of rising global food prices. BMJ 2009, 339:b2403.

Dangour AD, Dodhia SK, Hayter A, Allen E, Lock K, Uauy R. Nutritional quality of organic foods: a systematic review. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2009, 90(3):680-685.


de Sa J, Lock K. Will European agricultural policy for school fruit and vegetables improve public health? European Journal of Public Health 2008, 18(6):558-568.