Chris West is a Senior Research Fellow at the York Centre of the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), and leads SEI York' Sustainable Consumption and Production group. He has a multidisciplinary background encompassing environmental science, ecology, mathematics and economics, sits on the Academic Panel of Theme 2 (Sustainable Supply Chains) of the N8 AgriFood Programme, and on the Steering Group of SEI’s Producer to Consumer Sustainability Initiative.
At SEI, Chris has led and contributed to a number of projects developing an understanding of the links between international supply chain and environmental impact and risk, which includes the development of SEI’s hybrid multi-regional input output model (IOTA) and material flow platform (Trase; www.trase.earth). He engages actively with policy, business and third-sector practitioners in the development of this work.
Chris is Co-Investigator on the major York-based IKnowFood project, leading work on the quantitative and qualitative analysis of UK food supply chains and links to UK food security and resilience. Chris has written and contributed to a number of policy-focused reports and academic publications linked to supply chain impact assessment, consumption-based accounting, and footprinting techniques.