Alan Dangour: An Appetite for Planetary Health
Please join us for the inaugural lecture of Professor Alan Dangour on 9 May 2019 at John Snow Lecture Theatre. Alan will reflect on 18 years of nutrition-related research and engagement at LSHTM that has taken him from the jungles of Amazonia to the committee rooms of UK parliament. He will discuss the critical role of nutrition in global public health and the urgent need, in this era of intense public debate on climate change, to widen the focus of nutrition to incorporate not only population health but also the health of the planet.
Alan joined LSHTM in 2001 and is a Professor in Food and Nutrition for Global Health. Alan is a Registered Nutritionist (Public Health) with a background in biochemistry and biological anthropology. Alan is Head of the Nutrition Group at LSHTM. Between 2012 and 2017, Alan was seconded part-time to the Research and Evidence Division of the UK Department for International Development (DfID) as a Senior Research Fellow in nutrition. In December 2018, Alan was appointed as the Specialist Advisor to the Environmental Audit Committee (UK Parliament) inquiry on Planetary Health.
This session will be live-streamed/recorded