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  • Date and time: Tuesday 8 February 2022, 11am to 3pm
  • Location: In-person only
    BS/104 Meeting Room (Tree House), Berrick Saul Building, Campus West, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to staff, students (postgraduate researchers only)
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Join YESI and help us develop our new five year strategy!

YESI is hosting three workshops in February for researchers interested in shaping the direction of its Research Themes: Sustainable Food, Resilient Ecosystems and Environment and Health.

These workshops are a chance for researchers from across the York community to discuss emerging issues and to identify future research priorities, help meet and shape the focus of the YESI themes and to develop networks to support future interdisciplinary collaboration.

These workshops are open to all staff and PhD students currently interested in working in these broad areas at York.

YESI Sustainable Food Research Theme Network Meeting

This workshop will bring together established theme members and researchers who are either relatively new to York or have not yet had the opportunity to get involved with the theme.

During the workshop, there will be an opportunity to find out more about existing research projects and partnerships and to discuss emerging research priorities, funding opportunities and ideas for other future collaborative activities to broaden and deepen interdisciplinary food systems research at york. With a keynote from Prof Guy Poppy, former CSAO, Food Standards Agency and Director of Transforming the UK food system for healthy people and a healthy environment programme.

The Sustainable Food research theme is a genuinely open forum, accessible to all members of the University of York. We would especially welcome the participation of early-career researchers (including PhD students) as well as more established researchers who have not previously engaged with YESI.

Draft Agenda

11:00 - 11:15 Welcome and introduction to YESI and the Sustainable Food research theme

11:15 - 12:00 Keynote from Professor Guy Poppy, followed by Q&A

12:00 - 12:45 Lunch

12:45 - 13:45 Lightning presentations highlighting current research being undertaken at the University in the Sustainable Food research area, with Q&A

13:45 - 13:55 Break

13:55 - 14:55 Group discussions around what YOU want from the Sustainable Food research theme, future activities and the research landscape

14:55 - 15:00 Wrap up and next steps

15:00 Finish

It is hoped that this will be an in-person event, including lunch. If current Covid restrictions are still in place we will revert to a shorter online event .