PhD Project: Health, Environmental and Economic Impact of Diets in Ireland

Technological University Dublin


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    Technological University Dublin
    Sep 21, 2020

The HEED Project aims to identify and quantify the health, environmental and economic impact of current diets in Ireland with the objective of making key recommendations to encourage consumers to adopt healthier and more environmentally sustainable diets. Current dietary habits of Irish population will be mapped, and scenario analyses undertaken via a mixed methods approach (dietary expert interviews, scenario simulation modelling) to assess and make empiric estimates of the current and future population health risks. Using Time Driven Activity Based Costing (TDABC) HEED will measure cost of care of identified health conditions, with emissions costs estimated using the social cost of carbon.  HEED will provide evidence-based recommendations enabling policy development within the environment and healthcare sectors and facilitate consumers to adopt increasingly healthy and sustainable diets.