Member profile

Professor Spencer Henson

Expert member

Last updated: 11 January 2021

Spencer Henson is a Professor at the University of Guelph in Canada and Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in the UK. He is recognized internationally for his expertise on food safety and quality. He has undertaken research in over 50 countries on the socio-economic impacts of food-borne hazards, the trade effects of food safety regulations and standards, the costs and benefits of improvements in food safety, and consumer demand for food safety and quality.  Professor Henson brings expertise as an applied economist who has worked extensively with policy-makers, private sector and consumer organizations, and collaborated with researchers across the social and natural sciences.

Register of Interests

 

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Current Interests

Personal

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Direct employment

 

University of Guelph, Canada

Other fee-paid work from relevant organisations, consultancies

 

UNIDO

Shareholdings Santander

Historical

Personal

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World Bank

OECD

WHO

FAO

WTO/STDF

Various periods over last 15 years