Director, RCUK India
Until recently, Dr Nafees Meah was Head of Science, Department of Energy and Climate Change. He was educated as a chemist at the Universities of Manchester, Toronto, London and Cambridge and joined the Chief Scientist’s Group at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food in 1988. There he managed research programmes on food safety, nutrition and environmental contamination of food. Before that, he was a senior policy maker in Defra working on the environmental impact of food production and on climate change and food security.