Jacqueline Frize

Honorary Teaching Fellow

Jacqueline Frize is a Nutrition/Food Security Specialist with 25 years experience in an extensive range of humanitarian and development programmes worldwide. She started her humanitarian career working with the French NGO Action contre la Faim implementing nutrition surveys and selective feeding programmes in Angola, and has since worked for Oxfam, Save the Children, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and United Nations agencies including UNHCR, UNICEF and WFP. She works along the project cycle, from disaster preparedness, to needs assessment and project design and has also carried out 12 humanitarian response programme evaluations.

As well as being involved in emergency response, Jacqueline has also developed a number of nutrition and food security training materials for INGOs, the Red Cross Movement and WFP. She  has been lecturing on Nutrition in Emergencies since 2003 in a number of universities offering humanitarian courses including:

  • Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine UK (2003-present)
  • American University of Beirut, Lebanon (2012-present)
  • Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium (2015- present)
  • Westminster University, London, UK (2008-2016)
  • Kingston University, London, UK (2010,2018)
  • Universidad de Barcelona, Spain (2004-2008)

Jacqueline is an active member of the Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC), led by UNICEF from Geneva and participates in the global meetings and working groups. In 2017 she completed a review of the GNC´s technical role and the revision of the Nutrition Cluster Coordination handbook.

Jacqueline is a humanitarian aid worker, and her teaching is limited to practical public health courses that focus on practical application of existing normative guidance. She has contributed to the following publications:

  •  Dfid/3ie Impact evaluation on programmes targeting MAM in Chad
  • Emergency Nutrition Network: co-editor for Nutrition Exchange () –Aug 2016
  • Prudhon, C. et al. (31 October 2016)
  • De Pee, s. et al. (2015) “Prevention of acute malnutrition: Distribution of special nutritious foods and cash, and addressing underlying causes—what to recommend when, where, for whom, and how” Food and Nutrition Bulletin, vol. 36, no. 1 © 2015 (supplement)
  • Frize, J. (2007) "Integrating Food Security and Nutrition in Emergency Needs Assessments". WFP SENAC project.
  • Sellen, D.W., et al 2002 "Food insecurity among refugee families in East London: results of a pilot assessment" Public Health Nutrition 340 10:48, 9/4/2002
  • Young, H. et al. 2001
  • – Led on methodology
  • World Food Programme
  • 2007 Tufts University Colombia,


Jacqueline has been a guest lecturer on the Nutrition in Emergencies sessions in the public health in emergencies module since 2003 and since 2015 has been invited to lecture on the Child Nutrition course.



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