Anika is a Nutritional Epidemiologist at the Cancer Epidemiology Unit in the Nuffield Department of Population Health at the University of Oxford. She has a profound interest in relationships between diet, lifestyle, psychosocial factors and non-communicable diseases.
As part of the LEAP (Livestock, Environment and People) project Anika investigates associations between the intake of animal products and physical health. For this, she works with data from large scale prospective cohort studies such as the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) and UK Biobank.
Anika joined the University of Oxford in 2018 after receiving her PhD in Epidemiology & Public Health from University College London (UCL). At UCL she researched links between diet, adiposity and mental health. Anika holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Nutritional Sciences from Martin Luther University in Germany.