Cortney Price is a development professional committed to enabling change through human-centred approaches. As Lead for Behavioural Science at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, Cortney is currently coordinating the efforts of FAO’s Office of Innovation to explore behavioural science as a key innovation approach for improving programme impact and unlocking efficient ways of working. He also coordinates with animal health and food safety divisions to apply behavioural science to challenges around antimicrobial resistance, in particular across Africa. Cortney has also delivered participatory approaches to social behaviour change and risk communication across in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia, as well as supported the creation and adoption of new tools for knowledge sharing and collaboration on climate change.
Cortney holds an MSc in Behavioural Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA in Liberal Arts from Yale University. Prior to joining FAO in 2005, Cortney worked as a broadcast advertising producer in Italy and the United States. Cortney is a US national.