Associate Professor Dana Cordell is a Research Director at the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney where she leads the Food Systems research group. A/Prof Cordell leads and undertakes international and national research projects on sustainable food and phosphorus futures in Australia, Vietnam, Malawi, Europe, Sri Lanka, and the U.S. Many projects involve high-level stakeholder engagement to improve impact and foster mutual learning. In 2008 A/Prof Cordell co-founded the Global Phosphorus Research Initiative – the first global platform to undertake research, policy and public engagement to ensure food systems are resilient to the emerging global challenge of phosphorus scarcity. As a global food security expert, A/Prof Cordell provides expert advice and commentary to UNEP, UK Parliament and Australia’s Chief Scientist. She most recently joined UNEP’s Global Environment Outlook team as a global food security contributor. A/Prof Cordell’s research contributions have led to numerous prestigious recognitions including one of Australia’s top science prizes, the Eureka Prize for Environmental Research (2012) and a position in the 100 Women of Influence (AFR/Westpac, 2013). She is frequently interviewed for media, including BBC Radio, ABC Lateline and London’s The Times.