Stuart Gillespie is a Senior Research Fellow with the Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), CEO of the Transform Nutrition Research Program Consortium, Research Director of the Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) consortium, and leader of the SPEAR flagship (Supporting Policies, Programs and Enabling Action through Research) of the Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) research program. Stuart Gillespie has a PhD in Human Nutrition from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (1988). Prior to joining IFPRI in 1999, he worked with UNICEF, World Bank, WFP, FAO, WHO, UNSCN, ADB, Micronutrient Initiative and other agencies on nutrition policy analysis and program support. With IFPRI he initiated the Regional Network on AIDS, Livelihoods and Food Security (RENEWAL), the CGIAR’s Agriculture and Health Research Platform (AHRP), the Tackling the Agriculture-Nutrition Disconnect in India (TANDI) project, Leveraging Agriculture for Enabling Environments in East Africa (LANEA) and Stories of Change in Nutrition. Gillespie has over 150 publications, including 9 books, 14 monographs and 20 book chapters.
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Corinna Hawkes has worked for 20 years with UN agencies, governments, universities and NGOs at the local, national and international level to support the design of more effective food policies to improve diets and prevent obesity and non-communicable diseases. She is currently Director of the Centre for Food Policy at City, University of London, UK, a Centre dedicated to advancing the thinking and practice of integrated and inclusive food policy through education, research and outreach. Between 2015-18 she served as Co-Chair of the Independent Expert Group of the Global Nutrition Report, an international report tracking progress in malnutrition in all its forms across the globe. Corinna Hawkes has worked at the World Health Organization, the International Food Policy Research Institute, the University of Sao Paulo and World Cancer Research Fund International, where she established the NOURISHING Framework which tracks policies to promote healthy eating worldwide. She sits on the London Food Board and in 2018 was appointed by the Mayor of London as Vice Chair of the London Child Obesity Taskforce.
Kevin Whelan is the Professor of Dietetics and Head of the Department of Nutritional Sciences at King’s College London. Following a BSc in Biochemistry, Kevin completed an MSc in Nutrition and Dietetics and worked as a clinical dietitian in nutritional support and gastroenterology. This was followed by a PhD in Nutritional Sciences researching prebiotics and the gut microbiome as well as an MA in Higher Education. Professor Whelan is a Principal Investigator leading a research programme exploring the interaction between diet, the gastrointestinal microbiota and health and disease. He has undertaken numerous multi-centre investigations of the microbiota in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome and patients receiving artificial nutrition, and the use of diet to modify these. He has published over 140 peer-reviewed papers on the topics of fibre, probiotics, prebiotics and FODMAPs. He is the Series Editor of the BDA book series ‘Advanced Nutrition and Dietetics’ which consists of four books on Gastroenterology, Diabetes, Obesity and Nutrition Support and on the editorial board of the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics and Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. In 2012 he was awarded the Nutrition Society Cuthbertson Medal for clinical nutrition, in 2017 was appointed a Fellow of the British Dietetic Association and in 2018 delivered the Dr Elsie Widdowson Memorial Lecture.