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Dr Jeff Waage, OBE

PhD (Imperial, London)
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Professor Jeff Waage
London International Development Centre (LIDC)


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Dr Jeff Waage, OBE
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Jeff is the Director of the London International Development Centre and a staff member of CEDEP. He is an ecologist by training and after a research career at Imperial College, studying insect behaviour and ecology, he joined in 1986 the intergovernmental organisation, CAB International (the former Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux) where he ran their International Institute of Biological Control and then later became Chief Executive of CABI Bioscience, leading agricultural research for development through facilities in Latin America, Asia, Africa and Europe. His research interests stem from that time and include farmer participatory research, biological alternatives to pesticides, biosecurity and management of invasive species affecting agriculture and the environment. Jeff was one of the founders of the GEF’s Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP) and also the FAO/World Bank Global IPM Facility. He returned to Imperial College in 2000 to run its Department of Agriculture (the former Wye College) and, later, its Centre for Environment and Policy.

Since 2007, Jeff has led LIDC, which is a collaboration between Colleges of the University of London dedicated to innovative, inter-disciplinary approaches to problems in international development. In LIDC he is particularly involved with SOAS in establishing the Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH). Outside of academic, Jeff has been very much involved with the evolution of the CGIAR, serving on its 2008 Independent Review and later on the team preparing their new Strategic Research Framework. He is a Visiting Professor at Imperial College, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Royal Veterinary College was awarded an OBE in 2008.

Jeff is interested in all things interdisciplinary that might contribute to international development. His current projects focus on “one health” (human and animal disease research and policy), access to medicines by the poor, agriculture and health and professional education to support international development.


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Waage, Jeff and Dangour, Alan D. and Haesler, Barbara and Shankar, Bhavani and Johnston, Deborah and Gohil, Ela and Gwan-Lim, Gek and Walls, Helen and Lock, Karen and Hull, Elizabeth and Smith, Richard D. and Green, Rosemary and Kadiyala, Suneetha (2019) 'Integrating agriculture and health research for development: LCIRAH as an interdisciplinary programme to address a global challenge.'. Global Challenges, (3) 4.

Waage, Jeff and Yap, Chris and Bell, S. and Levy, C. and Mace, G. and Pegram, T. and Unterhalter, Elaine and Dasandi, N. and Hudson, D. and Kock, R. and Mayhew, Susannah H. and Marx, C. and Poole, Nigel (2015) 'Governing the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Interactions, Infrastructures, and Institutions'. The Lancet Global Health, (3) 5, pp e251-e252.

Turner, Rachel and Hawkes, Corinna and Waage, Jeff and Ferguson, Elaine and Haseen, Farhana and Holmans, Hiliary and Hussein, Julia and Johnston, Deborah and Marais, Debbi and McNeill, Geraldine and Shankar, Bhavani (2013) 'Agriculture for improved nutrition: the current research landscape'. Food and Nutrition Bulletin, (34) 4, pp 369-377.

Dangour, Alan D. and Hawkesworth, Sophie and Shankar, Bhavani and Watson, Louise and Srinivasan, C. S. and Morgan, E. H. and Haddad, L and Waage, Jeff (2013) 'Can nutrition be promoted through agriculture-led food price policies? A systematic review'. BMJ Open, (3) e002937.

Waage, Jeff and Banerji, R. and Campbell, O. and Chirwa, Ephraim and Collender, G. and Dieltiens, V. and Dorward, Andrew and Godfrey-Faussett, P. and Hanvoravongchai, P. and Kingdon, G. and Little, A. and Mills, A. and Mulholland, K. and Mwinga, A. and North, A. and Patcharanarumol, W. and Poulton, Colin and Tangcharoensathien, V. and Unterhalter, Elaine (2010) 'The Millennium Development Goals: a cross-sectoral analysis and principles for goal setting after 2015'. The Lancet Commission, (376) 9745, pp 991-1023.

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Kelman, Ilan and Colbourn, Tim and Costello, Anthony and Georgeson, Lucien and Kovats, Sari and Maslin, Mark and Newsham, Andrew and Sammonds, Peter and Urban, Frauke and Waage, Jeff and Wilkinson, Paul (2015) 'Climate and Climate Change.'. In: Waage, Jeff and Yap, Chris, (eds.), Thinking Beyond Sectors for Sustainable Development.. London: Ubiquity Press, pp 11-17.


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