Shakuntala Thilsted has been appointed honorary doctor at SLU's Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences.
Dr Shakuntala Thilsted, Penang, Malaysia, heads the research programme Value Chains and Nutrition at international research organisation WorldFish. She received her doctorate in nutritional physiology in Copenhagen, and during her career has combined academic work with work as a consultant and adviser on nutritional issues for organisations such as the FAO, Unicef, Ifad and the World Bank. Much of her research has focused on the potential of small species of fish to help prevent vitamin and mineral deficiencies in low- and middle-income countries. She has also demonstrated considerable commitment as a mentor for younger researchers.