Professor Charles Godfray awarded knighthoodAfOx Steering Committee Member Professor Charles Godfray has been knighted for his services to scientific research and for scientific advice to government. Prof Godfray,FRS, Hope Professor of Zoology, is the Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food, and a Fellow of Jesus College.
Professor Godfray is a population biologist whose work involves ecology, evolution, epidemiology, and the interplay between science and policy in the areas of environment and food security. He is part of Target Malaria, a multi-university consortium of researchers working on the control of the mosquitoes that transmit malaria in Africa.
He is Chair of Defra’s Science Advisory Council, a Trustee Director of Rothamsted Research and a trustee of the Food Foundation, and sits on a number of other scientific advisory committees. His previous roles include Trustee of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, President of the British Ecological Society, and Chair of the Lead Expert Group of the UK Government’s Foresight Project on the Future of Food and Farming.
More than one thousand people were recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2017 list which recognises the achievements of a wide range of extraordinary people from across the UK.