Dr. Inka Barnett is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies. She is a nutritionist (LSHTM) and holds a PhD in Epidemiology (University of Cambridge). Previously she worked for 5 years as Health Research Officer for Young Lives, a longitudinal study on childhood poverty in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam based at the Department of International Development, University of Oxford.

For the last 12 years she has performed quantitative and qualitative research on health and nutrition-related projects, including projects on water and sanitation supply in West Africa, agricultural interventions for HIV/Aids infected communities in South Africa, famine early warning systems in Ethiopia and nutritional interventions in Kakuma refugee camp in Northern Kenya.

She has extensive fieldwork experience in health projects in Eastern Africa, Central and South East Asia and has worked as a research assistant for the Federal Ministry for Agriculture in Germany. Her work has been published in the form of peer-reviewed journal publications, working papers and project reports.

She is currently leading work for IDS on real time monitoring of nutrition using mobile phone technology for the Accountable Grant, DFID which is also part of Transform Nutrition Consortium. She is also co-leading on pillar 1.1 of the Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) Research Programme Consortium, DFID.

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