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Wolfson Institute of Population Health

Dr Kawther Hashem, BSc MSc PhD RNutr (Public Health)


Research Fellow and Campaign Lead (CASSH)

Centre: Centre for Public Health & Policy

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7882 6219


I am a Registered Nutritionist. I studied for a BSc in Nutrition at King’s College London. Since graduating, I worked for the food industry, non-governmental organisations and more recently in academia. In 2014, I completed a Masters in Food Policy at City University London and in early 2019; I completed my PhD on sugar reduction.

I currently hold the positions of Research Fellow at Centre for Public Health and Policy at Queen Mary University of London and the Campaign Lead for the Action on Sugar project at Consensus Action on Salt, Sugar and Health (CASSH), a research charity organisation concerned with the effects of salt and sugar on health.

Alongside my current roles, I am also a visiting lecturer on nutrition and food policy at several UK universities and I am regularly invited to comment on nutrition topics and food policy in the media.


Research Interests:

  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Food Policy
  • Sugar Reduction
  • Childhood obesity
  • Food Reformulation
  • Energy Drinks
  • Soft Drinks Industry Levy


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