Professor Robyn Alders

Senior Consulting Fellow, Global Health Programme

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Robyn Alders is a senior consulting fellow with the Chatham House Global Health programme focusing on policy opportunities to support sustainable livestock strategy implementation and sustainable food and nutrition security through a One Health lens.

Robyn is also an honorary professor with the Development Policy Centre within the Australian National University, an adjunct professor in the Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health, School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, and chair of the Kyeema Foundation and Upper Lachlan Branch of the NSW Farmers’ Association.

For more than 30 years, she has worked closely with family farmers in sub-Saharan Africa, South East Asia and Australia and as a veterinarian, researcher and colleague, with an emphasis on the development of sustainable infectious disease control in animals in rural areas in support of food and nutrition security and systems.

Past experience

2019 - present Honorary professor, Development Policy Centre, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
2012-18 Professor of food and nutrition security, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney, Australia