PhD topic title: Knowledge and perspectives on laboratory grown meat: Understanding the environmental sustainability of meat alternatives and how that informs consumer perspectives
PhD supervisor(s): Dr Luisa Huatuco, Dr Alison Dyke, Dr Jonathan Green
Biography and research
My PhD research focuses on the environmental and social dimensions of cultured meat. Food production exists at the intersection of nature, society and technology. The generation of secure and sustainable food systems is now one of the greatest challenges humanity faces in the Anthropocene. At the heart of this issue is a heated discussion about the future of meat.
Cultured meat is currently being developed as an environmentally sustainable and more ethical alternative to conventional meat production but the environmental research surrounding its production is scarce. I have a Master of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Aberdeen, where I developed a significant passion for researching social and cultural issues and in my Master of Science at the University of Edinburgh my dissertation focussed on the political ecology of cultured meat.
I want to further contribute to the environmental and social knowledge surrounding cultured meat through my PhD research.
- Leverhulme Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity