Jessica Meeker - Nutrition Convenor
(on maternity leave 19/06/2017 - 25/03/2018)
Jessica is a Public Health Nutritionist (LSHTM) with research interests in chronic undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and nutrition related chronic diseases. She works as a Nutrition Convenor co-ordinating a number of projects with a focus on research uptake and communications, stakeholder engagement and policy influence. She is also the project lead for work packages 1, 7 and 8 of the Irish Aid funded AgriDiet RPC.
Before joining IDS, Jessica worked in the Policy and Advocacy department for Save the Children UK and at the Centre for International Health and Development, UCL where she worked on developing a competency framework for staff working in emergency settings.
Knowledge Exhange Forum for Nutrition Curricula Development and Adoption in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania
A State of the Art Review of Agriculture-Nutrition LinkagesAgridiet position paper (2013)
This paper explores the latest evidence on the relationships between agriculture and nutrition in food-insecure regions. More details
HEART Nutrition Topic Guide
This Topic Guide has been compiled to provide an overview of undernutrition in the context of development. It covers the nature, scale and complex range of causes of undernutrition and summarises the evidence for what works to address the problem. More details
The Neglected Crisis of Undernutrition: Evidence for Action
DFID's paper 'The Neglected Crisis of Undernutrition: Evidence for Action' (2009) provided a comprehensive literature review on the causes, consequences and potential actions to resolve maternal and child undernutrition. More details
Let’s be bold for change AND nutrition on International Women’s day08 Mar 2017
By Jessica Meeker
Change starts from within: how can we maximise research impact?05 Jan 2017
By Jessica Meeker