Chair, Science Advisory Council

Professor Charles Godfray

Professor Charles Godfray

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Biography

Charles Godfray is Hope Professor in the Zoology Department and Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food at the University of Oxford. He is a population biologist with research interests including ecology, epidemiology and evolutionary biology. He served as chair of the Lead Expert Group of the Foresight Project on the Future of Food and has been President of the British Ecological Society.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society.

Chair, Science Advisory Council

The Science Advisory Council (SAC)’s chair is responsible for:

  • providing expert independent advice to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)’s Chief Scientific Adviser
  • helping to guide Defra’s scientific priorities and planning