I have established my funding within the expanding field of interdisciplinary research that focuses on the interactions of agriculture, nutrition, and health in low-income countries. The interdisciplinary nature of my research is reflected in the diverse sources of funding within the Global Challenges Research Funds initiative from DFID/FCDO, ESRC, EPSRC and non-profit sector. This is reflected in the diversity and range of co-investigators that are involved in successful grants, including colleagues across the UK (Oxford University, SOAS, LSHTM, Royal Holloway) and worldwide (Tufts University in the US, University for Development Studies in Ghana, Chiang Mai University in Thailand). These projects have provided opportunities for me to collaborate with governmental institutions (Cambodia Development Resource Institute, National Institute of Rural Development in India, and Institut de recherche pour le développement in Lao), NGOs (VaRG in Nepal), and international organisations (CGIAR ICRISAT, UN IFAD).
FCDO-IMMANA Grant “Activity Spaces and Household Exclusion from Food Environments”
FCDO-IMMANA Fellowship “Disentangling the gender dimensions of agriculture-nutrition linkages in India”
Principal Investigator (£52,000)
GCRF “Trade, Development and the Environment Hub (TRADE Hub)”
Principal Investigator at the University of Reading (£ 18 million)
GCRF Equitable Resilience “Depleted by debt? Focusing a gendered lens on climate resilience, credit, and nutrition in translocal Cambodia and South India”
Principal Investigator at the University of Reading (£828,114)
GCRF Substantial Research “Through the Looking Glass: Applying a Gender Lens to Agricultural Transformation, Labour Intensification and Nutrition Outcomes in LMICs”
GCRF Substantial Research “Breaking the intergenerational cycle malnutrition, food security and poverty in low-income countries: Making the case for adolescent girls”
Principal Investigator (£180,544)
GCRF Rapid Response “Labour productivity in public work programmes: Introducing new technologies for time and motion studies in the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) in India”
GCRF Pump Priming “Automated human activity recognition from accelerometer data in agricultural settings in low and middle income countries (LMICs)”
DFID-IMMANA “Developing Methods to Improve Nutrition Assessment by Measuring Energy Expenditure”
Principal Investigator (£249,626)
ESRC-GCRF “Antibiotics and Activity Spaces: An Exploratory Study of Behaviour, Marginalisation, and Knowledge Diffusion”
ESRC-GCRF 'Impact Acceleration'
EPSRC-GCRF 'Seed Funds'
University of Reading 'Research Endowment Trust Fund'
Principal Investigator (£6,400)
Agricultural Economics Society: Winner of the Essay Competition
PDF | Published | Journal of Agricultural Economics (2012) 63(3): 694–714
University of Reading 'Research Travel Grant'
University of Reading, Full Ph.D. scholarship
EU, Leonardo da Vinci scholarship
University of Bologna 'Field research scholarship'