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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

Executive Group

Co-Chair, Dr Jag Srai

Co-Chair, Professor Howard Griffiths

Programme Manager, Francesca Re Manning

Steering Committee

Professor Jean Adams

Dr Mario Caccamo (NIAB) 

Professor John Carr 

Dr Lynn Dicks  

Professor Paul Dupree 

Dr Shailaja Fennell

Professor Rachael Garrett 

Dr Andrew Grant

Dr Inanna Hamati-Ataya

Tatiana Iakovleva 

Professor Yasemin Kor 

Dr Paul Lohmann 

Ms Nadia Mohd-Razman (GFS Society) 

Dr Cameron A. Petrie

Dr Milorad Radakovic

Dr Joeva Rock 


External Advisors

Our External Advisors guide the direction of the Initiative and help to ensure we focus on the most relevant activities in addressing the question of 'What does an ideal food system look like?'

Professor Tim Benton 

Professor Benton leads the Energy, Environment and Resources programme at Chatham House. He joined Chatham House in 2016 as a distinguished visiting fellow when he was also dean of strategic research initiatives at the University of Leeds.


Professor Sir Brian Heap 

Sir Brian Heap CBE FRS is a Distinguished Fellow at the Centre of Development Studies, Cambridge, and was formerly Master of St Edmund’s College, Cambridge, Director of Research at the Institute of Animal Physiology (Babraham and Roslin) and at the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, and Vice-President and Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society.


Peter Ninnes

Peter Ninnes is an independent consultant, currently working with a number of CGIAR centres as a strategy and management advisor. He is a graduate of the University of Adelaide, Australia, and has more than 20 years of experience in working on agricultural research for development across Latin America, Asia and Africa. He has been involved in the development, implementation and governance of a number of large-scale cooperative research programs, both in Australia and in developing countries and retains a keen interest in the development of young professionals through his engagement on section panels for fellowships in agricultural research. Peter is based in South Australia.


Global food security is a major research priority for UK and international science.

Cambridge Global Food Security is a virtual centre at the University of Cambridge. We promote an interdisciplinary approach to addressing the challenge of ensuring all people at all times have access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and preferences for an active and healthy life. 

Please contact the Programme Manager D.ssa Francesca Re Manning to request information, share information, or join our mailing list.