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Coordination team

The coordination team brings together a range of knowledge and research discipline expertise, experience in policy advisory work, cross-disciplinary communication and outreach and impact. We will be working closely with many others across UEA and the Norwich Biosciences Institutes

Nitya Rao

Director

Peter Emmrich

John Innes Foundation Fellow

Natasha Grist

John Innes Foundation Fellow

Arjan Verschoor

Research Coordinator

Chris Darby

Research Coordinator

Members

Steering group

The NISD is supported by a small steering group from across the Norwich Research Park 

Laura Camfield

Professor of Development Research and Evaluation, Head of School of International Development, UEA

Konstantinos Chalvatzis

Professor of Sustainable Energy Business (NBS), Associate Dean for Innovation (SSF), Academic Chair for ClimateUEA (Vice-Chancellor’s Office)

Jonathan Jones FRS

Group Leader at The Sainsbury Laboratory and Professor of Plant Science, UEA

John McDonagh

Associate Professor in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment, School of International Development, UEA

Jake Malone

Group Leader in the John Innes Centre, Department of Molecular Microbiology

Cathie Martin FRS

Group Leader at the John Innes Centre and Professor of Plant Science, UEA

Graham Moore

Director of the John Innes Centre and Professor of Plant Science, UEA

Heike Schroeder

Professor of Environmental Governance, School of International Development, UEA

External advisory panel

The NISD is advised by an experienced panel of researchers. 

Hugo Campos

Research Director at the International Potato Center (CIP)

Appolinare Djikeng

Director General, ILRI

Barbara Harris-White FAcSS

Emeritus Professor and Fellow, Wolfson College, Oxford University

Jacqueline McGlade

Professor of Natural Prosperity, Sustainable Development and Knowledge Systems, Institute for Global Prosperity

Jules Pretty OBE PFHEA FRSB FRSA

Professor of Environment and Society. Director, Centre for Pubic and Policy Engagement. University of Essex

Leena Tripathi

Director, Eastern Africa Hub. Biotechnology program Leader, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Steve Wiggins

Research Fellow at Overseas Development Institute

Collaborators

Individuals from across academia, public and private sector who have joined us in our journey.

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The Norwich Research Park is a hub of world leading institutes across a wide array of focus areas. Together, this consortium provides a unique opportunity to leverage the best of evidence-based decision-making towards addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Institutional expertise

Institutional expertise

The Norwich Research Park is a hub of world leading institutes across a wide array of focus areas. Together, this consortium provides a unique opportunity to leverage the best of evidence-based decision-making towards addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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