David Little is currently the Chair of Aquatic Resource Development at the Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling and has more thirty five years professional experience in the sector. His main research and educational interests focus around the societal impacts of aquaculture. He continues a keen interest in global tilapia value chains, and as part of the Aquaculture Systems research group at the Institute he has developed and coordinated a wide range of research both externally funded and through postgraduate research with a focus on Asia and Africa. He has published widely on the interface between aquatic food production, broader natural resource management and development and been a vocal advocate and practitioner of interdisciplinary systems research. He has been involved in many expert reviews and consultations such as those relating to Food Futures (UK Government), the potential for innovative feed sourcing strategies, (World Fish Centre), Sustainable Intensification (FAO-NACA,), aquaculture certification (WWF, FAO) and the roles of aquaculture in poverty alleviation (DFID).