Who we are

University of York

Professor Bob Doherty

Bob Doherty is the Principal Investigator for IKnowFood and works on Research Themes 2 and 4, ‘Supply Chain’ and ‘Network. He is a Professor of Marketing at The York Management School, University of York (UoY) and he specialises in research on hybrid organisations namely the marketing and management aspects of fair trade organisations and social […]

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Dr Jon Ensor

Dr Jon Ensor is one of the Co-Investigators for Research Theme 1, ‘On-Farm’. He is a Senior Researcher in Sustainable Development at the Stockholm Environment Institute, (UoY). He is a researcher and practitioner with interests in participatory development and equitable environmental governance. Contact email: jon.ensor@york.ac.uk

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Annemarieke De Bruin

Annemarieke de Bruin is a Post Doctoral Research Associate working on Research Theme 1 ‘On-Farm’. She works at the Stockholm Environment Institute, University of York. Her background is in natural resource management and GIS. Since 2007 she has worked internationally and in the UK within the context of agricultural water management, water governance and social and […]

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Professor Tony Heron

Tony Heron is one of the Co-Investigators for Research Theme 2, ‘Supply Chain’. He is Professor of International Politics and Deputy Head of the Politics Department (UoY). His main research and teaching interests relate to the theory and practice of international relations and international and comparative political economy, especially the politics of international trade, production […]

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Dr Chris West

Dr Chris West is one of the Co-Investigators for Research Theme 2 ‘Supply Chain’.He leads the Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) group at the Stockholm Environment Institute, York (SEI-Y). He also leads and supports work on the development of SEI’s consumption-accounting and trade analysis work including the Input-Output Trade Analysis (IOTA) model and Trase platform which are […]

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Dr Simon Croft

Dr Simon Croft is one of the Co-Investigators for Research Theme 2 ‘Supply Chain’. He is a mathematician and programmer who joined SEI in mid-2012. Since joining, he has primarily worked on a developing multi-regional input-output models and methodologies to link spatially explicit global impacts to localised demand and consumption, with a focus on policy […]

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Dr Patricia Prado

Dr Patricia Prado is a Post Doctoral Research Associate working on Research Theme 2 ‘Supply Chain’. She holds a PhD in Information Science from UFRJ (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) and was a visiting doctoral student at CENTRIM, University of Brighton, developing her studies on intra-firm diffusion of innovation in Project-Based Organizations (PBOs).  Patricia’s […]

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Professor Kate Pickett

Kate Pickett is one of the Co-Investigators for Research Theme 3 ‘Consumer’. She is a Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Health Sciences, and the University of York’s Research Champion for Justice and Equality. She leads the Public Health and Society Research Group. She is co-author, with Richard Wilkinson, of The Spirit Level chosen […]

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Madeleine Power

Maddy Power is a Post Doctoral Researcher working on Research Theme 3 ‘Consumer’. She trained in social and political sciences at the University of Cambridge and social policy at the London School of Economics, and previously worked as a researcher at The Equality Trust and the Resolution Foundation and as a campaigner at 38 Degrees. Her […]

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Professor Helen Petrie

Helen Petrie is one of the Co-Investigators for Research Theme 3 ‘Consumer’. She is a Professor of Human Computer Interaction, in the Department of Computer Science (UoY). Helen is interested in the design and evaluation of new technologies, particularly the psychological aspects of the acceptance and use of these technologies. Contact email: helen.petrie@york.ac.uk

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Dr Stefan Carmien

Dr Stefan Carmien is a Post Doctoral Research Associate working on Research Theme 3, ‘Consumer’. He holds a PhD in Computer Science with a certificate in Cognitive Science from the University of Colorado. He did a post-doc at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT in Sankt Augustin, Germany. His PhD work centered around the design […]

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Professor Ioannis Darzentas

Professor Ioannis (John) Darzentas will be participating in Research Theme 3 ‘Consumer’. He is presently a Leverhulme Visiting Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of York.  His interests are in Systems Thinking and Design, in particular Service Design. Contact email: ioannis.darzentas@york.ac.uk

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Dr Jenny Darzentas

Dr Jenny Darzentas will be participating in Research Theme 3 ‘Consumer’. She is a Marie Curie Experienced Researcher Fellow in the Department of Computer Science at the University of York.  Her interests are in information design and Universal Design. Contact email: jenny.darzentas@york.ac.uk

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Emilie Hobbs

Emilie Hobbs is the Data Preparation Administrator for IKnowFood. Emilie has completed a Masters in the Environment Department, University of York, and has already been working with the Stockholm Environment Institute on her dissertation which looked at climate risk embedded in soy supply chains. Prior to her masters she studied Geography at the University of […]

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Jane Güleç

Jane Güleç is the Project Coordinator for IKnowFood. Contact email: jane.gulec@york.ac.uk

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University of Manchester

Professor Bruce Grieve

Dr Bruce Grieve is one of the Co-Investigators for Research Theme 1 ‘On-Farm’. He is currently Chair of the IET’s Measurement, Sensors and Instrumentation Exec at the University of Manchester. Bruce’s research interests are in the areas of sensors and ICT associated with agriculture and biotechnology. Contact email: Bruce.Grieve@manchester.ac.uk

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Professor Krikor Ozanyan

Krikor Ozanyan is one of the Co-Investigators for Research Theme 1, ‘On-Farm’. He is Professor of Photonic Sensor & Systems at The University of Manchester. Krikor’s research interests are in the area of imaging sensors and systems, his latest focus being the processing of sensor data and sensor fusion by machine learning. Contact email: k.ozanyan@manchester.ac.uk

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Dr Thomas McNamara

Thomas McNamara is a Post Doctoral Research Associate working on Research Theme 1 ‘On-Farm’ and works at the University of Manchester. Having worked across many of the physical sciences and with both physical and software-based proof of concept projects, his research focuses on the deployment of research into real use cases. His interests are centered […]

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University of Liverpool

Professor Jason Halford

Professor Jason Halford is one of the Co-Investigators for Research Theme 3 ‘Consumer’. He is Chair in Biological Psycology and Health Behaviour and Head of the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Liverpool. Jason’s research focuses on drug-induced weight gain, the effects of nutrients and fibre on appetite and hormone release, the effects […]

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Dr Paul Christiansen

Dr Paul Christiansen is one of the Co-Investigators for Research Theme 3 ‘Consumer’. He is a lecturer in the department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Liverpool. He specialises in researching automatic, controlled, and social processes that underlie appetitive decision making. He is particularly interested in unconscious processes that drive unhealthy eating and heavy […]

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Dr Jay Duckworth

Dr Jay Duckworth is one of the Research Assistant for Research Theme 3 ‘Consumer’. He is a postdoctoral researcher in the department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Liverpool. He specialises in how automatic cognitive processes influence behaviour and how this relates to real-world outcomes (such as alcohol use and weight status) and underlying […]

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Dr Lauren McGale

Dr Lauren McGale is one of the Research Assistant’s for Research Theme 3 ‘Consumer’, from the department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Liverpool. Lauren is an experimental psychologist with an interest in appetite and obesity research. Specifically, her research has focused on the influence of the food environment on eating behaviours (choice, preference, […]

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University of Leeds

Dr Peter Howley

Dr Peter Howley is one of the Co-Investigators for Research Theme 1 ‘On-Farm’. He is an Associate Professor in Economics at the Leeds University Business School. Peter’s research interests are broadly in the field of applied micro-econometrics with a particular focus on issues related to health and well-being, environmental valuation, farmers’ decision-making and urban and regional […]

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Dr Neel Ocean

Dr Neel Ocean is a Research Fellow in behavioural economics working on Research Theme 1 ‘On Farm’, and is based at Leeds University Business School. Neel gained his PhD in Economics from the University of Warwick in 2017, and his main research interests lie at the intersection between economics and psychology (e.g. judgement and decision-making, […]

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Next event

IKnowFood Stakeholder Conference

17 September 2019 / Amnesty International UK

As part of our IKnowFood dissemination we are going to be holding a stakeholder …