A Career in International Development: Panel Discussion with Research Fellows from the Hub

LIDC and the Action Against Stunting Hub are holding an online career event for students with an interest in international development who want to find out more about a career in academia.

The panellists will discuss their careers paths and share advice on how to start or transition to a career in research. This is a brilliant opportunity for those looking to gain an insight into what a researcher actually does on a day-to-day basis, how to become a Research Fellow and the role research plays in addressing wicked problems.

The speakers will be available for a Q&A session at the end of their presentations.

This event is free to attend and open to students and recent graduates anywhere in the world. Please sign up here and you will receive a link to join the event shortly before it starts.


The speakers:

Greg Cooper is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow based at the Institute for Sustainable Food, University of Sheffield. His research on the Action Against Stunting Hub focuses on using computer models to identify policies that will increase the availability of fruits and vegetables in food-insecure markets in India, Indonesia and Senegal. Before his postdocs at The University of Sheffield and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Greg completed his PhD in Geography at the University of Southampton, where he became passionate about studying the opportunities and challenges associated with sustainable development. Greg has completed extended periods of fieldwork in both India and Bangladesh and believes that such opportunities to interact with local communities are one of the most valuable and worthwhile aspects of being a researcher.

Hilary Davies-Kershaw is an assistant professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.  She is part of the Nutrition workstream on the Action Against Stunting Hub Study. This involves protocol development, capacity building and in-country training for the collection and analysis of a range of maternal and nutritional indicators.  Hilary is an epidemiologist and registered dietitian with experience of working in non-government organisations, the NHS and academia and has held post-doctoral positions at UCL and the University of Surrey.

Lorna Benton is an Interdisciplinary Research Fellow at LIDC, where her current areas of focus are Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR) and early childhood nutrition. Lorna completed her BA in Biological Sciences at the University of Oxford and her PhD at the Institute of Global Health, UCL. She has carried out postdoctoral research at UCL and worked for Public Health England, World Bank and most recently the Fleming Fund.



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Event details

When: 12 August, 2021 - 1:00 pm

Where: Online