Professor Sir Charles Godfray CBE FRS
The SRUC lecture
Sir Charles is a population biologist with broad interests in science and the interplay of science and policy. He has spent his career at Oxford University and Imperial College London and is currently Professor of Population Biology and Director of the Oxford Martin School at Oxford.
His research has involved experimental and theoretical studies in population and community ecology, epidemiology and evolutionary biology. Currently he is working on the control of malaria vectoring mosquitoes using novel genetic interventions, and the health, environmental and economic consequences of changing patterns of consumption of meat and dairy. He is particularly interested in food security and chaired the Lead Expert Group of the UK Government Office of Science’s Foresight project on the Future of Food and Farming and until recently chaired Defra’s Science Advisory Council.
He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2001 and knighted in 2017.Back to Events