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PhD, Political Economy, Macquarie University

Brigit was awarded a PhD for her research on the importance of political and social origins of modern food capitalism to the current debate of food policy. Since states clearly vary in how they organise the provisioning of food, her research asks whether it is reasonable to expect that some countries are better prepared than others in integrating demands from the ecological and social spheres when designing national food policies.

Outside her academic life, she also advocates for a fairer redistribution of food resources.


  • 1995–1998
    Account Manager - Local Government, Sydney Water
  • 1988–1991
    Project Engineer, Merz & McLellan Consulting Engineers


  • 2017 
    Macquarie University, PhD, Sociology
  • 2010 
    Macquarie University, Master of Policy & Applied Social Research
  • 1978 
    Universite de Paris Nord, France, Bachelor of Engineering (Electricity)


  • 2012
    The question of a reasonable price for food: Policy alternatives to control food price inflation, Springer

Research Areas

  • Public Policy (160510)
  • Food Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified (090899)


Received the Vice-Chacellor Commendation for Academic Excellence in 2010, at completion of Master Degree in Policy and Social Research