Saul Morris

Director, Programme Services, GAIN (Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition)

Saul joined GAIN in September 2017, and leads the technical support to, and quality assurance of, the organisation’s $32m annual programme portfolio across Asia and Africa. He manages a team of approximately 30 staff focusing on: food fortification; supply chains for nutritious foods (including small enterprise development), and contextual drivers of food systems change such as environment, urbanisation, and youth.

Saul was previously Head of the Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Research Unit at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (University of London), and also worked as a Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington DC, as well as a visiting university lecturer in Brazil. He has 85 publications in peer-reviewed journals, including as one of the core group of authors of the original (2008) Lancet series on maternal and child undernutrition.

Saul also spent a total of 13 years working for three different funding organisations: the United Kingdom Department of International Development, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF). At the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation he led a $200m cross-cutting initiative on child health, while at CIFF he was Director of the Strong Start team, focusing on nutrition and early childhood development.

Saul has a PhD in epidemiology and a Masters degree in medical demography. He has additional professional qualifications in: adult learning; accounting, and French.

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