Winson Tan joined the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in February 2018 as a PhD researcher to specialise on the intersection between climate change actions and nutrition policymaking.
He is conducting his doctorate research on the discourse of nutrition security and considerations for nutrition outcomes within the contextual and political constructs of India’s national climate change policies in response to the Paris Agreement. The research will glean better understanding of the barriers, challenges, and politics of climate change policymaking to achieve India’s climate goals while reducing its vulnerability to nutrition insecurity.
He is a public health nutritionist by training.Prior to his PhD, he was a research assistant in Action Against Hunger (ACF-UK), assisting the nutrition team in nutrition policy reviews and advocacy work for developing countries in South Asia and Sub-Sahara Africa.
He has a Master’s degree in International Public Health Nutrition (MSc) from University of Westminster in the UK, and a Master’s degree in Design (MDes) and a Bachelor’s degree in Design (BDes) from Raffles College of Design and Commerce in Australia. His MSc thesis analysed the nutrition-sensitive agriculture policies of countries in the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement; and his MDes thesis explored the role of design in civil societies for social activism.