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On the politics of food, nutrition and health… and some other stuff…

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Stuart Gillespie has nearly four decades of experience in nutrition and development since his first job as nutrition coordinator on a Koya tribal development project in southern India in the early 80s. He acquired a PhD in Human Nutrition from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 1988, before working with the UN Standing Committee on Nutrition in Geneva (1989-94) UNICEF in India (94-96) and as a freelance consultant in the UK (96-99). Since joining IFPRI in 1999, he has led several initiatives, including a consortium on the double burden of malnutrition in Asia, an agriculture and health research platform, the Regional Network on AIDS, Livelihoods and Food Security (RENEWAL), two multi-partner research program consortia on undernutrition (Transform Nutrition and Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) and the Stories of Change in Nutrition project which aims to identify the drivers of success in nutrition in different countries. He has 160 publications including 9 books, 14 monographs and 21 book chapters.

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