Nicholas Nisbett - Research Fellow
Vulnerability and Poverty Reduction
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Agriculture; Aid; Agri-food Business and Agricultural Trade; Children and Youth; Food Security; Gender; Health; ICTs; Nutrition; Vulnerability Hunger and Nutrition; Politics and Power; Poverty; Rural Poverty; Urban Poverty; Science and Society; Work and Labour.
Central and South Asia; Sub Saharan Africa; India.
Nicholas Nisbett is an anthropologist and geographer with research interests in nutrition, poverty and food security; and the relationship between knowledge, gender, class and capital in South Asia.
He is currently leading work within the Transform Nutrition Research Programme Consortium to explore the political economy of nutrition policy and programming in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. This work focuses in particular on the role of leadership, visibility and accountability in creating a wider political 'enabling environment' to support action on undernutrition.
Before joining IDS, Nick worked for the UK Government, where he advised and led teams on agricultural trade policy and land and marine based natural resource management; and led a major international policy research programme, the Foresight Project on Global Food and Farming Futures. Nick's doctoral research, based on fieldwork in Bangalore's internet cafes and IT institutes, considered the role of gender, class and capital in shaping friendship, courtship and strategies for social mobility within the Indian IT economy.
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