Program Director, CGIAR Research Program on Fish Agri-Food Systems
Michael Phillips is Director of Aquaculture and Fisheries Science at WorldFish and Director of the CGIAR Research Program on Fish Agri-Food Systems (FISH). Recognized as a global leader in aquaculture research, Michael joined WorldFish in 2008 and was responsible for developing a wide portfolio of research on sustainable aquaculture. Since 2017, he has been leading the FISH CRP and WorldFish global research, with responsibility for programs across sustainable aquaculture, small-scale fisheries and value chains and nutrition. Previously, he served as R&D Program Manager at the intergovernmental Network of Aquaculture Centers in Asia-Pacific (NACA) where he managed the organizations’ aquaculture research and development programs across 21 Asia-Pacific countries. He also worked with DFID/ODA, on secondment to the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand (1992-94), FAO (1991) and the Institute of Aquaculture at the University of Stirling (1982-1991). Michael holds a Ph.D. in Aquaculture and Fish Behavior from the University of Stirling and a B.S. in Biological Sciences from University of Lancaster.