Bhavani Shankar

Professor Bhavani Shankar

Professorial Research Fellow in Food and Health

Bhavani Shankar works on research areas at the intersection of food, health and environmental sustainability. He is a member of the Grantham Centre Management Group. And he is a Grantham Scholar supervisor. 

He joined the Institute of Sustainable Food and the Department of Geography in April 2020. From 2011 to March 2020, Bhavani was Professor at SOAS University of London, and has previously also held appointments at the University of Reading and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Bhavani’s recent work has been funded by the Wellcome Trust, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Leverhulme Trust, UKRI, GCRF, UKAid and the European Commission, among others. He co-leads the Food Consumption, Health and Sustainability Pillar of the Institute for Sustainable Food at Sheffield and serves on the editorial advisory boards of the journals Global Food Security and Food Policy.

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You can find Bhavani on Twitter.

Symposium ’20: Racial justice, Covid and the SDGs. Every year, at our Annual Symposium we showcase sustainability research at The University of Sheffield. Plus we invite special guests to talk about the year in sustainability. This year they included Magid Magid, Charise Johnson and Sarah Storey. And Bhavani was on of our speakers too.

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