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team: Research Team

Sam Buckton

April 8, 2022

Based at the University of York’s Department of Environment and Geography, Sam is a transdisciplinary researcher working on designing and delivering Three Horizons workshops with Yorkshire food system stakeholders to co-create transformative pathways to regenerative futures; analysing the results using systems science and futures thinking techniques; and developing links between these results and other FixOurFood […]

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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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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.  

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Dr Alana Kluczkovski

July 9, 2021

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Alana’s research focus is food production and its impact on the environment. She is working with the team developing the new indoor urban vertical farm (Grow It York) carrying out research into its environmental and social impacts – quantitative and qualitative research, community and schools’ engagement and co-production.  She is also coordinator at the consortium […]

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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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