Patrick Webb

Patrick WebbPatrick Webb is a scholar-practitioner who has worked extensively on food security policy and practice, nutrition, agricultural development, humanitarian emergencies, and climate change interactions with food systems. Today, he is the Alexander McFarlane Professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition at Tufts University, and a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Patrick Webb serves as the Technical Adviser to the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition (or GLOPAN), Adviser to the Food Systems for the Future initiative, and serves as vice-chair of the European Commission’s High Level Expert Group mandated to assess the needs and design of an International Platform for Food Systems Science.


He was appointed to the new EatLancet 2.0 Commission. Before joining Tufts, he was a member of the Science Council of the Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research (the CGIAR), and he has been a member of multiple expert groups supporting WHO, UNICEF and FAO. Earlier, he lived in Africa (Ethiopia, Niger, and Gambia) while working for the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

He has been a member of the Steering Committee of the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE-FSN) of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) since October 2021.

He is a national of the United States of America and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.