Each Food Thinkers lunch has a ‘theme’ and two speakers from across the University’s academic community – staff and graduate students – will speak briefly on their work as it relates to the theme.
Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships in Food and Land Management - What, When and Why?
Dr. Gill Petrokofsky's research focusses on the quality of evidence for science-policy dialogue and for constructing relevant research agendas. Other sectors have well-established procedures for using systematic, evidence-informed approaches to science-policy dialogue. Her research aims to draw on their experiences to examine the potential for establishing a similar ‘collaboration without walls’ to prioritize and produce systematic reviews and improve the quality of the natural resources science that informs policy. Multi-stakeholder partnerships have been key to her work.
Dr Jim Woodhill has 25 years of international experience across the agrifood, rural development, natural resource management and international development sectors. He now works as an independent consultant based in Oxford, after a term with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Prior to this he was Director of the Centre for Development Innovation at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. Inclusive agribusiness, transformations in the global food system and the role of multi-stakeholder partnership are central to his professional experience and interests.
Each lunch has a maximum capacity of 20 - 18 places are available to Oxford academics and graduate students, and 2 places are available for people interested in and working on food in and around Oxford. We would like these lunches to help build a local, vibrant community researching and working on food issues.
More about Food Thinkers Lunches:
There are many people working directly or indirectly on food across the University’s staff and student body, and across a vast range of disciplines, as well as in the City. We are keen to provide a platform through which we can regularly meet and exchange ideas, as well as get to know each other.
The Food Thinkers Lunch Club, hosted by Linacre College, hopes to provide such a platform - a place for people with like-minded interests to gather and eat together in a convivial and relaxed atmosphere.
These lunches are sponsored by the IFSTAL programme (www.ifstal.ac.uk), the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food (www.futureoffood.ox.ac.uk), the ECI Food Group (www.eci.ox.ac.uk/research/food/index.html) and Linacre College (www.linacre.ox.ac.uk).