Emilie Hobbs has a multidisciplinary background in geography, environmental economics, policy think-tank research and environmental non-profits. She joined the Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) group at SEI York and the IKnowFood project as a Research Data Assistant in 2017. Prior to this role, she obtained a BA in Geography at the University of Cambridge and an MSc in Environmental Economics and Environmental Management at the University of York. She completed her Masters dissertation on the impact of climate change on Brazilian soybean production and application to UK consumption under the supervision of SEI York.
She has gathered experience across the environmental sector, including roles with grassroots charities (Cambridge Sustainable Food, Cambridge Carbon Footprint, A Rocha) and international think-tanks (Chatham House, SEI York). Throughout these roles, she has tackled questions of climate change and sustainability in the food system, exploring both consumer and producer responses to climate change, and public engagement with environmental issues.
Emilie has co-authored and edited a book on Christianity and climate change, and has worked on a number of reports for government, public sector and NGO clients related to sustainable food and supply chains. The output of her MSc dissertation is currently in preparation for submission as an academic publication.