Speakers

Dr Anne Marie Thow

is Senior Lecturer in Health Policy at the University of Sydney. She has over a decade of experience in international nutrition policy research, and has conducted extensive policy analysis fieldwork in Africa, Asia and the Pacific. Dr Thow’s research uses theories of public policy making to explore facilitators and barriers to best practice public health nutrition policy, and policy coherence across sectors. She started her career working on nutrition in the governments of Australia and Fiji.


Pattanee Winichagoon

PhD (Nutrition, major in International Nutrition), Cornell University. She was a Deputy Director of INMU (2003-2007). She was a teaching faculty for the graduate program in nutrition, and the international graduate program in nutrition and dietetics and applied food science for nutrition. Currently, she is a senior advisor to INMU. Most of her research was conducted in collaborations with internationally renowned scientists in Europe, New Zealand, USA, and Asian region.


Naomi Hossain

is a political sociologist and Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex. Her work focuses on the politics and governance of poverty and hunger, and has included studies of elite perceptions of poverty, accountability for hunger and public service provision, and the social and political effects of food crises and other economic shocks, in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe. Naomi’s most recent books are The Aid Lab: Understanding Bangladesh’s Unexpected Development Success (Oxford University Press, 2017) and Food Riots, Food Rights and the Politics of Provisions (Routledge, 2017, co-edited with Patta Scott-Villiers). She currently divides her time between Dhaka, Washington DC, and Brighton.


Prof. Harshpal Singh Sachdev (MD, FIAP, FAMS, FRCPCH)

is Senior Consultant in Pediatrics and Clinical Epidemiology at Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research, New Delhi; Honorary Senior Research Associate, Institute of Child Health, University College London, UK; Adjunct Professor, St. John’s Research Institute, Bangalore and Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, Faridabad; and Visiting Professor, MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, Southampton.


TK Sundari Ravindran

has a Ph.D in Applied Economics from the Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, Kerala. She is currently professor at the Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, and is Principal Investigator of “Closing the Gap: Health Equity Research Initiative in India” supported by IDRC, Canada


Yeong Joo Kean

is the Legal Advisor for the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN). Her office in Penang, known also as the International Code Documentation Centre (ICDC), is IBFAN’s global programme office in charge of the implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes. Joo Kean helms IBFAN’s Code monitoring programme and also acts as Consultant for UNICEF and WHO in national Code projects involving legislative drafting and Code training.


Mr. Raju Prasad Chapagai

constitutional & human rights lawyer by profession, is founding Chairperson of Justice and Rights Institute (JuRI-Nepal), a civil society organization involved in promoting human rights, social justice and rule of law. As a part of his human rights lawyering, Mr. Chapagai successfully litigated a wide range of economic, social and cultural rights issues including in relation to the right to food and nutrition in the Supreme Court of Nepal.

Prof Imrana Qdeer

At present a Distinguished Professor at the Council for Social Development, New Delhi, previously a JP Naik Fellow at the CWDS, retired Professor, CSMCH, JNU who started her professional carrier at the AIIMS as a clinical Registrar in the Dept. of Paediatrics. Has worked with Government bodies and NGOs. Areas of research interests are organisation of health services, Primary Health Care, Political Economy of Health, Epidemiology, Health Policy, Research Methods, Systems Research, Women’s Health and population Nutrition. Has published her research in national and international journals and as books. Her forthcoming book is on Primary Health Care.

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