Manager, Food Systems Research and Partnerships, University of Melbourne

Kirsten Larsen been working on and in food systems for five years. Her ongoing work at the Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab has increased her understanding and awareness of innovations to develop more sustainable and resilient food systems.

Kirsten’s policy background includes work in the Victorian Government, most recently in the Department of Premier and Cabinet on climate change and food policy. Kirsten has built up strong networks across diverse food enterprises and organisations and she supports the growth and development of the sector through her board positions for Cultivating Community and Transition Darebin.


  • 2008–2014
    Mgr, Food Systems Research & Partnerships, Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab


  • 2008 
    Swinburne University of Technology, Masters of Science in Strategic Foresight
  • 2000 
    University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Engineering (Computer) / Bachelor of Arts