On Monday, August 19th Suneetha Kadiyala joined LCIRAH/LSHTM as a Senior Lecturer in nutrition sensitive development.
In this role, she will engage in cross-disciplinary research initiatives and supervise LCIRAH post-docs and doctoral students. At the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, she will be based in the Department of Population Health within the Faculty of Epidemiology.
Prior to joining LCIRAH, she was a Research Fellow in the Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Her main research interests are focused on the intersection of structural dimensions of health (especially, HIV and AIDS), food security and nutrition in eastern and southern Africa and South Asia. As a nutritionist, she has extensive research experience related to HIV, livelihoods, and food and nutrition security in eastern and southern Africa, including leading the HIV and Nutrition Security theme under RENEWAL (Regional Network on AIDS, Livelihood and Food Security). Since November 2008, Suneetha has been based at IFPRI’s Regional Office in New Delhi, where Suneetha led large multidisciplinary research programs such as TANDI (Tackling the Agriculture Nutrition Linkages in India) and POSHAN (Partnerships and Opportunities to Strengthen and Harmonize Actions for Nutrition in India). Under LANSA (Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia) Research Program Consortium, she co-leads a research theme on enabling environment to strengthen agriculture-nutrition linkages and is the interim gender focal point.
Suneetha has a PhD in International Food Policy and Applied Nutrition from the School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston. She as a M.SC (Nutrition Science) and B.Sc (Food and Nutrition) from Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, India