Professor Bhavani Shankar

Professor of International Food, Agriculture and Health, SOAS University of London

Bhavani Shankar is an economist working on research areas at the intersection of agriculture, food, health and the environment, with particularly reference to Asia. Originally from Chennai, India, he is currently based at SOAS, University of London. His research interests include the analysis of economic drivers of over and under nutrition, food and nutrition policy evaluation and the food-health-environment nexus. His ongoing research projects include LANSA (Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia) and POSHE (Palm Oil: Sustainability, Health and Economics). He is currently an academic editor of the multidisciplinary journal PLOS One, and served as Managing Editor of the Elsevier journal Food Policy for several years.