Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Systems

Our People

The Global Academy has over 30 staff with a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds – including agricultural and veterinary sciences, nutrition, public health, epidemiology, mathematics, data sciences, economics, social sciences, law - and strong interdisciplinary interests.

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A further 40 or so staff from different schools in the University are Associates of the Global Academy. Over 30 PhD students are based in or associated with the Global Academy, and we have a rapidly growing cadre of taught postgraduate students, as well as undergraduate students studying primarily with us, or taking our elective courses from other Schools.



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Our Staff

Information on the management, teaching, research, and administrative staff based at the Academy.

Technical Specialists

A list of our Technical Specialists

Research Fellows

A list and brief descriptions of the Post-Doctoral Scientists working on research projects within the Academy.

PhD Students

Academy staff are associated with several students registered at other Universities - this lists only those with formal University of Edinburgh registration.

Visiting Professors/Fellows

Details about Visiting Professors/Fellows associated with the Academy.

Associate Members

Profiles of University of Edinburgh staff with an interest in agriculture and food systems issues who are connected with the Academy.