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Claire Heffernan

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Professor Claire Heffernan is currently Director of the London International Development Centre (LIDC).

Claire Heffernan

Her work at the Centre focuses on facilitating interdisciplinary research across seven University of London institutions aimed at addressing critical challenges in international development. Her research interests range from the climate change impacts on food security, nutrition and health to the behavioural drivers to resilience and adaption to the rise in antimicrobial resistance across the global South.

She joined LIDC and RVC from the School of Veterinary Sciences at the University of Bristol where as Head of Infection and Immunity she initiated the Risk and Resilience Hub, which explores four inter-linked critical global challenges: climate change and health, antimicrobial resistance, sustainable food systems and disease emergence.

Claire is the Principal Investigator on the UKRI GCRF Action against Stunting Hub, an interdisciplinary team comprising researchers from 18 institutions, which received a grant of £19.76 million from the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). Running for a five-year period from March 2019 – March 2024, the Hub aims to transform current research on child undernutrition or stunting.

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