Research Fellow in Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems
Are you an ambitious interdisciplinary sustainability scientist wanting to
make a difference on sustainable and resilient food systems? Do you want to
further your career in one of the UK's leading research intensive
Universities? If so, this could be the opportunity for you.
You will join World-class researchers from Sheffield, Leeds, Bristol,
Cambridge, Newcastle and City Universities working in partnership with
stakeholders, who seek to transform the UK food system ‘from the ground up'
via an integrated programme of interdisciplinary research on ‘Healthy soil,
Healthy food and Healthy people' (H3). This is funded by the Transforming UK
Food Systems UKRI Strategic Priorities Fund.
The H3 Consortium addresses the links between food production and consumption
and takes an interdisciplinary approach. It will identify workable paths
towards transformed UK food systems, delivered via a series of interventions:
on farm, in food manufacturing, distribution and retail, and in terms of the
health implications and inequalities associated with food consumption in UK
homes and communities.
This post will be based in the Sustainability Research Institute, School of
Earth and Environment and work with Co-Investigators Professor William Young
and Professor Anne Tallontire along with Dr Gϋlbanu Kaptan and Dr Romain
Crastes dit Sourd from Leeds University Business School. The Research Fellow
will focus on deliverables for Work Package 6 on Resilience in Supply Chains
which seeks to increase food system resilience in supply chains to economic,
health and environmental shocks through collaborative research with retailers
and consumers. The research will answer research questions on how can consumer
food behaviours and retailer practices become more resilient and sustainable
to disrupted food supplies. Could resilient approaches help alleviate the
‘business as usual' reactions by retailers in resource stretched regions and
consumer health? Which behaviour change ‘levers' could help transition
consumer food behaviours and retailer practices to more resilient approaches?
You will have a PhD (or close to completion) or relevant experience in
Sustainability Science addressing food systems. You will have a strong desire
to engage extensively with key stakeholders including consumers and food
To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please
Professor William Young
Tel: +44 (0) 113 343 1640; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Anne Tallontire
Tel: +44 (0) 113 343 6469; Email: email@example.com
Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Environment
School/Institute: School of Earth and Environment
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £35,333 to £42,155 p.a.
Working Time: 100% - We are open to discussing flexible working
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term (Until 31 December 2025 due to external
Release Date: Wednesday 31 August 2022
Closing Date: Wednesday 12 October 2022
Downloads: Candidate Brief