I am an Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham (UK) and a member the leadership team of the Future Food Beacon, an interdisciplinary centre for food research. I have an interdisciplinary background in the social sciences and her research is inherently boundary-spanning. My research interests lie at the intersection of sustainable development, organisational and critical theory, and supply chain management with a primary focus on driving change towards more ecologically resilient and socially equitable production and consumption networks.
My research primarily focuses on issues related to the transition to sustainable food systems, and her hope and purpose is to foster change through research and activism. I am passionate about engaged approaches to research, which enable collaborating with stakeholders and changing behaviours and practice. I have worked on different facets of the sustainability agenda in food systems using participatory approaches. I have collaborated with a number of organisations and external stakeholders across various sectors, including large multinationals, family businesses and public sector bodies.
My research interests are specifically around: power dynamics in food supply chains and their implications for equitable transitions, marginalised and hidden voices in food systems, rural communities/farming and food labour, food narratives (storytelling, public discourses both textual and visual…), and non-technologically based imagined food futures. She also has an interest in postcolonial and feminist perspectives.
My work has been published in journals across different management fields including Human Relations, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Decision Sciences and the European Journal of Operational Research. I am Associate Editor of the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management and Senior Editor at the open access journal M@n@gement.