Savka Akester

Research Assistant in Food Metrics


Savka Akester is a Research Assistant in Food Metrics at the University of Oxford's Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, and a member of the Smith School's Sustainable Food Solutions Programme.

Before joining the Smith School, she completed her master's degree in Nutritional Sciences with the University of Nottingham. Her master's thesis explored the extent to which the UK diet meets the recommendations set out by the EAT-Lancet Planetary Health Diet and investigated potential barriers to adherence such as income and age using data from the National Diet and Nutrition Survey. She previously volunteered with WorldFish in Myanmar, analysing dietary diversity based on the 'Minimum Dietary Diversity for Women' guide provided by the FAO and the USAID. Her research interests lie in the intersection between human and planetary health.

Savka holds a BSc (Hons) in Zoology from the University of Exeter.