Centre for Development, Environment and Policy
Bhavani is Professor of Agriculture, Food and Health at SOAS. He is an applied economist working on research areas at the intersection of agriculture, food, nutrition and health, in developing as well as developed countries.
His current research interests include the analysis of economic drivers of over and under nutrition, food and nutrition policy evaluation and the role of agriculture and food systems in enabling better nutrition and health. He previously held positions at the University of Reading and FAO of the United Nations.
His ongoing and recent externally funded research projects include LANSA (Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia), POSHE (Palm Oil: Sustainability, Health and Economics), SHEFS (Sustainable and Health Food Systems) and MINI (Market Interventions for Nutritional Improvement). He is currently an academic editor for PLOS One, and served as Managing Editor of Food Policy during 2011-2015.