Dr Thalia Sparling
North America, Antigua and Barbuda
Europe, United Kingdom
Expertise and interests
academia and research, Agriculture and food systems, Health, International Development, Nutrition, Nutritional Epidemiology, public health, Public health and nutrition, Public Health Epidemiology
decision support, Epidemiology, food and nutrition, food insecurity and undernourishment, Food Security, Nutrition, Organizational & System Dynamics, Public health, Refugees and Migration; US Food Aid, Scientific, Sustainability
Agricultural production, Agriculture, Aquaculture/ fisheries, Forestry, Livestock, Rural development, Consumption, Food, Food security, Food value chains, Resilience, Governance and policy, Safety nets and vulnerability, Diet quality, Health, Health systems, Maternal and child health, Biodiversity, Sustainability, Climate change, Sustainable diets, Urbanisation, Water and sanitation
Thalia is a postdoctoral fellow with the IMMANA programme, working on evidence synthesis of tools, metrics and methods used to study agriculture to nutrition pathways. She also conducts implementation research within the Food and Agricultural Approaches to Reducing Malnutrition (FAARM) project, a clustered randomized field trial investigating a homestead food production program in rural Bangladesh.
Sparling TM, Waid J, Wendt A, Gabrysch S. (2019). Depression among women of reproductive age in rural Bangladesh is linked to food security, diets and nutrition.In review, PHN, Feb 2019.
Harris, J., Thompson, S., & Sparling, T. (2018). Leveraging Development Programs: Homestead Food Production: Agrifood Systems in Low-and Middle-Income Countries: Current Status and Opportunities.
Sparling, T. M., Nesbitt, R. C., Henschke, N., & Gabrysch, S. (2017). Nutrients and perinatal depression: a systematic review. Journal of nutritional science, 6.
Sparling, T. M., Henschke, N., Nesbitt, R. C., & Gabrysch, S. (2017). The role of diet and nutritional supplementation in perinatal depression: A systematic review. Maternal & child nutrition, 13(1).
Stark, L., Kassim, N., Sparling, T., Buscher, D., Yu, G., & Boothby, N. (2015). Assessing the impact of microfinance programming on children: an evaluation from post‐tsunami Aceh. Disasters, 39(2), 295-315.
Fanzo, J., Lachat, C., Sparling, T., & Olds, T. (2013). The nutrition sensitivity of agriculture and food policies: a summary of eight country case studies. About SCN news.
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