Delia Grace

Senior scientist, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
Professor of Food Safety Systems at Natural Resources Institute, UK

Delia Grace is an epidemiologist and veterinarian with 20 years’ experience in developing countries and currently leads research on zoonoses and foodborne disease at ILRI and the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Human Nutrition and Health. Her main research focus is food safety in the domestic markets of developing countries, with research interests in emerging diseases, participatory epidemiology, gender and animal welfare. Grace’s career has spanned the private sector, field-level community development and aid management, as well as research. She has lived and worked in Asia, west and east Africa and authored or co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications. Grace is a graduate from several leading universities, including the National University of Ireland, Edinburgh University, the Free University Berlin and Cornell University.