Charles Godfray (1976) appointed Oxford head

Charles Godfray (1976) appointed Oxford head

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The world-leading population biologist Prof Sir Charles Godfray CBE FRS, who is an alumnus of St Peter's (Zoology, 1976), has been appointed as the next Director of the Oxford Martin School.

Prof Sir Charles, whose work spans ecology, evolution and epidemiology, will lead the School in its multidisciplinary work on the global challenges of the 21st Century.  Through his own work on the health, environmental and economic consequences of food policies Sir Charles has had a major impact on future thinking about global food security.

Prof Sir Charles has been very involved with the Oxford Martin School for a number of years, having recently served as Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food. He is also a co-creator of the Oxford Martin Restatements, a new approach to providing succinct summaries of scientific evidence around highly contentious topics.

For more on the appointment and Prof Sir Charles's research click here.