Jane Battersby

is a member of the IPES-Food panel, an urban geographer with an interest in all things food, and Associate Professor at the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Her current areas of particular interest are urban food systems, urban food policies and the construction of food security theory in Northern and Southern research contexts. Her applied work focuses on African cities. Jane was awarded the Premio Daniel Carasso laureate in 2017 for her work on food system sustainability. She is actively engaged in international, national, provincial and local government policy process, having acted in an advisory or consultative position at these levels. She also works with community groups to increase agency in local food system governance. Jane serves on the advisory boards of several international research projects, has served as a member of the Independent Expert Group of the Global Nutrition Report, and contributed to the UN High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) report on Reducing Inequalities for Food Security and Nutrition. Jane holds a DPhil from Oxford University.