Derek Headey

Senior Research Fellow at International Food Policy Research Institute

Derek Headey is a Senior Research Fellow in the Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), where he has worked since 2008. A development economist, his research focuses on the links between agricultural development, poverty and nutrition. He is the Principal Investigator for the Advancing Research on Nutrition and Agriculture (ARENA) project, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), and works for the Myanmar Agricultural Policy Support Activity (MAPSA) funded by USAID. He has published extensively in journals from a number of different fields, including economics, agriculture, public health and nutrition. He also coauthored a widely cited book on the global food crisis with Shenggen Fan. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Queensland, Australia, in 2008.