Kate Godden is a lecturer in the School of Life Sciences, University of Westminster. She is also a food security and nutrition adviser who has specialized in the humanitarian and development sectors since 1990. Her primary focus is on under-nutrition. She has an MSc from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and is registered with the UK Nutrition Society as a Public Health Nutritionist. Her teaching inputs are to the postgraduate programme running modules in Food Security, and Nutrition and Programme Planning for the MSc in International Public Health Nutrition. Additionally, she leads an intensive standalone short course and Nutrition in Emergencies. She has worked in the UK and in many other countries carrying out consultancy work for DfiD,UN agencies and NGOs, largely conducting the needs assessment, reviewing proposals and running independent evaluations.