Imperial College London

Dr Paraskevi Seferidi

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Research Fellow







Reynolds BuildingCharing Cross Campus





Evi is a Research Fellow at the Public Health Policy Evaluation Unit, School of Public Health. She has a background in nutrition and public health and her research focuses on food systems and food policy, with a specific interest in food system sustainability and systems thinking methods.

In 2023, Evi was awarded a 5-year MRC Career Development Award. The award focuses on investigating the complex interconnections between climate change and the double burden of malnutrition, globally and more specifically in Peru, and identifying opportunities for triple-duty actions that concurrently target climate change, overnutrition, and undernutrition. Evi employs a wide range of methods, including quantitative, quasi-experimental, and complex systems approaches, especially system dynamics, to explore these research questions.

Evi is also working closely with the NIHR Global Health Research Centre for Non-Communicable Diseases and Environmental Change, a multi-institutional collaboration that aims to generate actionable evidence to combat the dual challenges of global environmental change and non-communicable disease in India, Indonesia, and Bangladesh. She is supporting the co-development of multi-sectoral interventions that have dual health and environmental benefits.

Previously, Evi worked in a BBSRC-funded project that used community engagement and system dynamics modelling to explore food system drivers of the double burden of malnutrition in Peru. She completed her PhD at the School of Public Health at Imperial College London, for which she employed modelling approaches to investigate the potential impacts of post-Brexit trade and agricultural policy on diet and health outcomes and inequalities in England.


Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Escher NA, Andrade GC, Ghosh-Jerath S, et al., 2024, The effect of nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions on the double burden of malnutrition in low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic review., Lancet Glob Health, Vol:12, Pages:e419-e432

Gaines AM, Davies T, Shahid M, et al., 2023, A novel approach to estimate product-specific greenhouse gas emissions for 23,550 Australian packaged foods and beverages, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol:425, ISSN:0959-6526

Otten H, Seferidi P, 2022, Prevalence and socioeconomic determinants of the double burden of malnutrition in mother–child pairs in Latin America and the Caribbean, Bmj Nutrition, Prevention & Health, Vol:5, ISSN:2516-5542, Pages:263-270

Seferidi P, Hone T, Duran AC, et al., 2022, Global inequalities in the double burden of malnutrition and associations with globalisation: a multilevel analysis of Demographic and Health Surveys from 55 low-income and middle-income countries, 1992-2018, The Lancet Global Health, Vol:10, ISSN:2214-109X, Pages:e482-e490

Seferidi P, Scrinis G, Huybrechts I, et al., 2020, The neglected environmental impacts of ultra-processed foods, The Lancet Planetary Health, Vol:4, ISSN:2542-5196, Pages:e437-e438

Seferidi P, Laverty A, Pearson-Stuttard J, et al., 2019, Impacts of Brexit on fruit and vegetable intake and cardiovascular disease in England: a modelling study, Bmj Open, Vol:9, ISSN:2044-6055

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