Director, Global Food Security Programme
Riaz provides strategic leadership to the Global Food Security (GFS) programme and drives forward cross-stakeholder, interdisciplinary activities in partnership with the UK public funders of food security research.
Riaz has worked at BBSRC (who formally lead on the GFS programme) since 2005, and in that time has undertaken a secondment to the Gates Foundation to work on Grand Challenge Explorations. He is currently SRO of a new £47.5M interdisciplinary research programme to transform the UK food system for healthy people and a healthy environment. Riaz is a strong advocate of interdisciplinary working to tackle the biggest challenges facing society.