Seminar Series: Towards An Infrastructure of Nurture: What New Thinking on Infrastructure Means for Nutrition Equity and Food Justice by Nicholas Nisbett, DPhil 

Monday, May 8, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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In this talk Dr. Nisbett will examine nutrition from the perspective of social science literatures on care and on infrastructure; as well as public debates on infrastructures of care; and what these different domains can learn from each other, particularly from perspectives of justice and equity.

Nicholas Nisbett is Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies and a Professor of Global Public Policy, Nutrition and Health Equity at the University of Sussex. With over 20 years of international development research and policy development experience, he has published and worked extensively on food and nutrition policy and politics. His recent work has focused on nutrition equity: he co-authored the introductory chapter to the 2020 Global Nutrition Report and is currently a member of the UN Committee on Food Security’s High Level Panel of Experts for a report on inequalities in food systems. He has consulted for a range of international organizations, including UNICEF, and the UK’s DFID, with evaluations and research focusing on equity; national and community level drivers of nutrition and community accountability in India, Bangladesh and W Africa. Prior to IDS, Nisbett led UK Government teams on agricultural trade policy; agricultural policy reform and land & marine-based natural resource management; and a major international policy research program on the future of food and farming.