Michael Phillips

Mr. Michael Phillips

Independent Researcher

Michael Phillips is recognized as a global leader in sustainable aquaculture research and innovation. Michael Phillips was Director of Aquaculture and Fisheries Science at WorldFish and Director of the CGIAR Research Program on Fish Agri-Food Systems (FISH) from 2017-2021, 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 PhD in Aquaculture and Fish Behavior from the University of Stirling and a BSc in Biological Sciences from University of Lancaster.