Patrick Webb

Prof. Patrick Webb is a scholar-practitioner who has worked extensively on food security policy and practice, nutrition, agricultural development, as well as in humanitarian emergencies. Today, he is the Alexander McFarlane Professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition at Tufts University. He also 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. ​

Before joining Tufts, Patrick was Chief of Nutrition for the World Food Programme, and 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 The Gambia) while working (9 years in total) for the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). ​

He currently manages several large-funded research projects, including Feed the Future’s Innovation Lab for Nutrition, and USAID’s Food Aid Quality Review, while also working as a team member for the Bill and Melinda Gates-funded Global Dietary Database activity.​

He is currently a member of the Steering Committee of the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE-FSN).