Nicholas Nisbett - Cluster Leader Research Fellow
Health and Nutrition
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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.
Impact Evaluation of DFID Programme to Accelerate Improved Nutrition for the Extreme Poor in Bangladesh
What Will it Take to Accelerate Improvements in Nutrition Uutcomes in Odisha? Learning from the Past to Prioritize the FutureGlobal Food Security (forthcoming)
Bangladesh’s Story of Change in Nutrition: Strong Improvements in Basic and Underlying Determinants with an Unfinished Agenda for Direct Community Level SupportGlobal Food Security (forthcoming)
Community Level Perceptions of Drivers of Change in Nutrition. Evidence from South Asia and Sub-Saharan AfricaGlobal Food Security (forthcoming)
Impact Evaluation of the DFID Programme to Accelerate Improved Nutrition for the Extreme Poor in Bangladesh: Policy BriefMQSUN Briefing 5 (2017)
A shorter 4-page MQSUN Policy Brief providing an overview of the key findings and recommendations from the impact evaluation is available to download on this page. More details
What are the Challenges and Opportunities for Multi-level Advocacy for Nutrition?IDS Policy Briefing 129 (2017)
Over the last decade, policy advocacy has made critical contributions towards the development of nutrition policies, laws and strategies in many countries with high burdens of malnutrition. More details
Can we boost livelihoods and nutrition for the poor in Bangladesh?16 Feb 2017
By Nicholas Nisbett, Ferdous Jahan
Global and national leadership in nutrition12 Sep 2016
By Nicholas Nisbett
SDGs must fight poor nutrition that kills 3 million children each year30 Sep 2015
By Dolf te Lintelo, Nicholas Nisbett
Transforming nutrition: assessing the size of the task on World Food Day15 Oct 2012
By Nicholas Nisbett
Mentions in the media
Agriculture; Agri-food Business and Agricultural Trade; Aid; Children and Youth; Food Security; Gender; Health; ICTs; Nutrition; Vulnerability Hunger and Nutrition; Politics and Power; Poverty; Science and Society; Work and Labour.
Related Programmes and Centres:
Central and South Asia; Sub Saharan Africa; India.