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Dr Edward Joy

Organisation name

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Job title

Assistant Professor

Website address



Country of current residence

United Kingdom

Expertise and interests

Sectoral expertise

Agriculture and food systems, Nutrition

Disciplinary Expertise

Agronomy, Nutrition, Public health

Area of interest

Agricultural production, Agriculture, Consumption, Food, Diet quality, Health, Sustainable diets, Sustainability


Members introduction

I work in the Nutrition Group at LSHTM. My research focueses on micronutrient supplies and deficiencies in food systems and populations. Currently I lead the LSHTM contributions to two projects funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: GeoNutrition ( and MAPS ( 

Academic publications

Recent publications

Joy EJM, Kalimbira AA, Gashu D, Ferguson EL, Sturgess J, Dangour AD, Banda L, Chiutsi-Phiri G, Bailey EH, Langley-Evans SC, Lark RM. Can selenium deficiency in Malawi be alleviated through consumption of agro-biofortified maize flour? Study protocol for a randomised, double-blind, controlled trial. Trials. 2019 Dec;20(1):1-9.

Belay A, Joy EJM, Chagumaira C, Zerfu D, Ander EL, Young SD, Bailey EH, Lark RM, Broadley MR, Gashu D. Selenium Deficiency Is Widespread and Spatially Dependent in Ethiopia. Nutrients. 2020 Jun;12(6):1565.

Phiri FP, Ander EL, Bailey EH, Chilima B, Chilimba AD, Gondwe J, Joy EJM, Kalimbira AA, Kumssa DB, Lark RM, Phuka JC. The risk of selenium deficiency in Malawi is large and varies over multiple spatial scales. Scientific reports. 2019 Apr 25;9(1):1-8.

Joy EJM, Kumssa DB, Broadley MR, Watts MJ, Young SD, Chilimba AD, Ander EL. Dietary mineral supplies in Malawi: spatial and socioeconomic assessment. BMC nutrition. 2015 Dec 1;1(1):42.

Aleksandrowicz L, Green R, Joy EJM, Smith P, Haines A. The impacts of dietary change on greenhouse gas emissions, land use, water use, and health: a systematic review. PloS one. 2016 Nov 3;11(11):e0165797.

Recent Projects

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Micronutrient Action Policy Support


Member for
5 years 3 weeks