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team: Research Team

Nicola Nixon

October 20, 2022

Nicola is currently working on her PhD with FixOurFood, based in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York. Her research focuses on how school food procurement can impact health and wellbeing outcomes for all children, working towards a more equal, healthier nation in conjunction with regenerating our natural environment. She is passionate […]

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Rebecca Lait

October 17, 2022

Rebecca is undertaking a PhD with FixOurFood, based in the School for Business and Society at the University of York. Having graduated from her undergraduate and masters degrees in Theoretical Physics, Rebecca is keen to apply her analytical and problem solving skills to FixOurFood projects and will be researching the impact of low-emission diets on […]

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Ben Fletcher

October 14, 2022

Ben is a PhD student within the School for Business and Society at the University of York. He is exploring the key components of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in tackling wicked problems within the food system. Alongside his PhD, Ben supports the Bradford District Sustainable Food Partnership where he aided the co-development of the District Food […]

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Jack Garry

October 13, 2022

Jack is a Research Support Officer at the University of York’s Health Sciences Department, contributing to the school food aspect of FixOurFood. Before his BA (Hons) in Education, Childhood and Culture from the University of Sheffield, he was a SEND Teaching Assistant in a York Primary School. During his degree he worked on Community Outreach […]

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Sam Buckton

April 8, 2022

Sam is currently a PhD researcher at the University of York’s Department of Environment and Geography, researching how learning and evaluation platforms could support food system transformations such as the one that FixOurFood aims to support in Yorkshire. Prior to this, Sam was a Research Assistant with FixOurFood working on designing, delivering, and analysing results […]

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Eugyen Suzanne Om

November 26, 2021

Suzanne is a PhD student at the University of York. She has a BSc in Environment, Economics and Ecology and an MSc in Environmental Economics and Environmental Management. Her interdisciplinary studies have led to her keen interest in researching food systems due to the interdependencies and connectedness. Her current research focuses on identifying and enabling […]

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Dr Ruth Wade

November 24, 2021

Ruth is a Research Fellow in the School of Biology at the University of Leeds. An ecologist at heart, her passion is to use knowledge and ideas from ecological systems in agricultural systems, working towards regenerative farming, whilst maintaining a resilient and productive farming system. Her role in FixOurFood is to quantify the impacts of […]

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Dr Juan Pablo Cordero

November 8, 2021

Juan Pablo is based in the Department of Environment and Geography at the University of York, and is interested in the development of scientific software, big data research, visual representation of data, predictive numerical models and the effect of measurement uncertainty on model parameter estimation. His role in FixOurFood is to develop numerical models of […]

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Dr Annie Connolly

October 12, 2021

Annie is Research Engagement Manager at the Food Foundation, in the Children’s Right 2 Food team. She works on the school food element of FixOurFood, focussing on policy and stakeholder engagement. Annie has been involved in advocating for change in our food system on different scales for many years, from growing vegetables with primary school […]

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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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