Dr. Kathrin M. Demmler was a GlobalFood member from 2014-2017 [GlobalFood Subproject B3]. The information on this site reflects the status at the point of leaving GlobalFood.

Occupation after leaving GlobalFood

Technical specialist (Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), London, UK)


Dr. Kathrin M. Demmler

Research Interests

Sustainable food systems
Food environments
Nutrition transition
Malnutrition in all its forms
Urban nutrition


  • 04/2014 - 03/2017 Ph.D. Agricultural Sciences, University of Goettingen, Germany
    Thesis: "Nutrition Transition in Urban Kenya: The Role of Supermarkets and Nutritional Knowledge"
  • 10/2009 - 05/2013 M.Sc. Nutritional Sciences, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany
    Thesis: "Correlation of Food Intake, Overweight and Pre-diabetes: A Study in Tanzania"
  • 09/2010 - 07/2011 Exchange with Ghent University, Belgium
    M.Sc. Program "Nutrition and Rural Development", Faculty of Bioscience and Engineering
  • 10/2005 - 12/2008 B.Sc. Ecotrophology, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany
    Thesis: "Food Security and Climate Change in Tanzania"

Professional Experience

  • 01/2018 - 06/2019 Post-doc, Malabo Montpellier Panel, Imperial College London, UK
  • 04/2014 - 06/2017 Research Associate, RTG 1666 GlobalFood, University of Goettingen, Germany
  • 08/2016 - 09/2016 Visiting Research Fellow, IFPRI, Washington, DC
  • 04/2015 - 07/2015 Field work administrator and data manager, Central Region, Kenya
  • 10/2013 - 03/2014 Research Assistant, joint project by FAO and Justus-Liebig-University Giessen on "Improving the dietary intakes and nutritional status of infants and young children through improved food security and complementary feeding", Kasungu, Malawi
  • 07/2012 - 10/2013 Student Assistant and Lecturer, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany
  • 04/2012 - 07/2012 Field work administrator and data manager, Moshi, Tanzania