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Dr Christopher Yap

September 7, 2021

Christopher is an urban geographer based at the Centre for Food Policy, City University. His research draws on political economy and political ecology perspectives, as well as visual participatory methods, to examine intersections between urbanisation, planning, inequality, and food systems governance. As a Research Fellow on FixOurFood, Christopher is part of a work package that […]

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Dr Ulrike Ehgartner

August 4, 2021

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Ulrike is a social scientist with a PhD in Sociology based at the York Management School. She is interested in sustainability, consumption and transformational change and she is passionate about co-productive and transdisciplinary forms of research. In her previous work, she focused on sustainable food consumption narratives and imagined futures through the lens of critical […]

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Dr Angelina Frankowski

July 14, 2021

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Angelina holds a PhD in chemical engineering. She researches on sustainable food production and consumption by applying life cycle thinking to assess environmental impacts of the whole food supply chain. Her research interests also include the food-energy-water nexus, sustainable diets and health impacts of food systems. Email:

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Dr Alana Kluczkovski

July 9, 2021

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Alana is based in the Department of Biology at the University of York. Her research focus is food production and its impact on human and planetary health. She works with the Hybrid Economies team running the innovative cutting edge technology urban indoor vertical farm, Grow It York, in the centre of York – located at […]

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Maddie Sinclair

June 24, 2021

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Maddie is a Research Assistant at the University of York, working across various projects for Fix our Food. Maddie holds a BSc in Psychology and a MSc in Psychological Research Methods, and her research to date has focused on food advertising and children’s eating behaviour. Her research interests involve obesity prevention, the food environment and […]

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Mark Blakeston

June 23, 2021

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Mark is the Grow Yorkshire lead at the York and North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership. Mark has vast experience in supply chain strategy and providing consultancy for tech businesses. He has held director and MD positions in telecommunications businesses as well as being involved in business start-ups. Mark is a trustee with a local Men […]

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Professor Steve Banwart

June 23, 2021

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Steve holds the University of Leeds Leadership Chair in Integrated Soil – Agriculture – Water research and is Director of the Global Food and Environment Institute. He champions integrating research on soil and water resources into the study of Earth’s Critical Zone, the surface layer of the planet from bedrock to atmospheric boundary layer that […]

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Dr Adrian Williams

June 22, 2021

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Adrian’s career started with research into waste management and progressed into a wide range of experimentally-based agri-environmental research including: biological treatment systems, silage conservation, gaseous emission measurement and control, and improved manure management methods. He later concentrated on mathematical modelling, initially using process models, leading to work in whole-farm agri-environmental and systems modelling, and environmental […]

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Dr Belinda Morris

June 22, 2021

Belinda is responsible for the operational oversight of FixOurFood. Her interests lie primarily in maths and science – she holds a PhD in surface and solid state chemistry (Manchester) and tutors maths and science to Key Stage 4. She built her experience in financial and project management whilst leading the Interpretation and Exhibition teams at […]

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Anthonia James

June 22, 2021

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Anthonia is responsible for the operational oversight of FixOurFood. She has worked for over 20 years in research project management, managing multiple projects and programmes totalling over £30m. She began her career managing a research network, building the capacity of primary care researchers across the UK Yorkshire region. She then spent over a decade at […]

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