External Scientific Advisory Committee


  1. Provide advice and recommendations regarding APCAPS research priorities
  2. Examine the yearly plan of objectives and activities of APCAPS and to make recommendations regarding scientific priorities, based on this plan
  3. Meet once per year (face-to-face, if possible, otherwise via telephone)


Dr Maharaj Kishan Bhan (Chair)
Former Secretary, Dept. of Biotechnology, Government of India, India

Professor Anura V. Kurpad
Professor and Head, Division of Nutrition, St. John’s Research Institute, India

Professor Stephen Tollman
Director, MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt); Associate Professor and Head, Health and Population Division, School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Professor Moffat Nyirenda
Professor, Department of Non-communicable Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK; Director at Malawi Epidemiology and Intervention Research Unit, Malawi

Dr Karen Lock
Reader, Department of Health Services Research and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK

Dr Steven Allender
Professor of Public Health and Co-Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention, Deakin University, Australia

Professor Aravinda Chakravarti
Professor, Departments of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Molecular Biology and Genetics, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA

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