Jeff Waage (LCIRAH Chair)
Jeff is an agricultural scientist by training, with a career in international agricultural and environmental development in universities and international organisations.
Since 2000, Jeff has been managing interdisciplinary research programmes in UK universities, most recently the London International Development Centre, and the Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health, which he continues to chair.
Jeff has a part-time position in LSHTM, where he provides support to a number of ongoing LCIRAH-linked programmes, most notably the Improving Human Health programme of CGIAR A4NH, a collaboration between LSHTM, ILRI and RVC, focusing on agricultural interactions with disease, as distinct from nutrition.
His general interests are in building and executing interdisciplinary programmes across agriculture and health, and he advises DFID, GCRF and other programmes on this. Jeff also has an interest in bringing scientific evidence to policy making, with some recent experience as the Technical Advisor to the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition.