Speakers

Stuart Gillespie

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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. He 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. He has over 150 publications, including 9 books, 14 monographs and 20 book chapters.

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Lawrence James Haddad

Lawrence Haddad

Lawrence James Haddad is a British economist whose main research interests are the intersection of poverty, food insecurity and malnutrition, including poverty dynamics, social capital, HIV/AIDS, social protection, agriculture and poverty, and women's empowerment.

Lawrence Haddad became the Executive Director of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), an international organisation launched at the United Nations in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition, in October 2016. Prior to this Lawrence was the founding co-chair and lead author of the Global Nutrition Report (GNR) from 2014 to 2016.

From 2004-2014 Lawrence was the Director of the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), the world’s leading development studies institute. Before joining IDS in 2004, he was Director of the Food Consumption and Nutrition Division at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) from 1994 to 2004. From 2009-2010 Lawrence was the UK’s representative on the Steering Committee of the High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) of the UN’s Committee on World Food Security (CSF). He was the President of the UK and Ireland’s Development Studies Association from 2010 to 2012. An economist, Lawrence completed his PhD in Food Research at Stanford University in 1988.

 

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Professor 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.  She 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.