Jane Battersby

Jane Battersby

Associate Professor
University of Cape Town

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World Food Day Panel Discussion

About this Speaker

Jane Battersby is a human geographer with an interest in all things food related. She has been at the University of Cape Town in various capacities since joining as a postdoctoral research fellow in 2003, most recently at the African Centre for Cities, and is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences. She has a DPhil from Oxford, an MA from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and a BSc (Hons) from Kings College, London. Her current areas of research are urban food systems, urban food policies and the construction of food security theory in Northern and Southern research contexts. A key area of focus is the ways in which the food system and the urban system interact to shape nutritional outcomes, with a particular focus on the dual burden of malnutrition. She has also worked with a number of NGOs and civil society groups, served as a member of the Independent Expert Group of the Global Nutrition Report, done consultancy and advisory work with a number of UN Agencies and works closely with local and provincial governments on food policy issues. Selected as the 2017 Premio Daniel Carasso Laureate, she is currently a member of the DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security’s Community of Practice on Food Governance and serves on the advisory boards of a number of international research projects.

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