Speakers 2017-09-25T10:08:30+00:00

Terry Marsden

Professor of Environmental Policy and Planning; Director of PLACE

Terry Marsden currently holds the established chair of Environmental Policy and Planning in the School of Geography and Planning at Cardiff University. He is Director of the Sustainable Places Research Institute at Cardiff.

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Ana Moragues Faus

Her research interests revolve mainly around sustainable agri-food systems, having developed most of her work in Mediterranean European countries and Latin America. She started her research career tackling aspects of sustainable rural development, looking at farmers’ strategies, collective action and the dynamics of civic food networks. These food networks allowed her to analyse urban and rural linkages, leading to integrate urban food into her research portfolio. She is also interested in food governance, having conducted studies with social movements and more recently analysing the emergence and evolution of urban food strategies. Engagement is also central to her research work, being involved in participatory-action research and knowledge brokerage projects.

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Erik Mathijs

Erik Mathijs is Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics. His research focuses on the monitoring and implementation of sustainability transitions in the agro-food sector, including the role of explorative and normative scenarios. He is general coordinator of FP7 TRANSMANGO and H2020 SUFISA. He acted as Rapporteur of the 3rd and Chair of the 4th Foresight Exercise of the EU’s Standing Committee on Agricultural Research).

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Maarten Crivits

Maarten Crivits is working at the CDO since 2006. Since 2012 he also works at the Flemish Institute for Agriculture and Fisheries, department Social sciences. After his studies in philosophy he increasingly grew interested in connecting philosophical-conceptual approaches with concrete, applied sustainability research. This led to research and application of amongst other discourse analysis, scenario thinking, utopian studies, pratice approach and institutional analysis to themes such as consumption, the food system and energy.

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Matthew Quinn

Matthew Quinn is Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Sustainable Development Research Institute at Cardiff University where he is working on governance and sustainability. Previously Matthew spent 30 years as a Civil Servant specialising in aspects of sustainability, most recently within the devolved Welsh Government where he established the new single body for environment, water, forestry and nature management, Natural Resources Wales, and introduced the Well-being of Future Generations and Environment Acts, putting in place new legal principles for public governance in Wales.

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Jan Wyckaert

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Mieke Vercaeren

Mieke Vercaeren, is a public affairs advisor in Colruyt Group. Before working for Colruyt Group, she worked at the Belgian Ministry of Mobility and Public Works as an advisor for sustainability and the social economy. She has also worked as a business consultant on environmental affairs and corporate citizenship. In addition to her role at Colruyt Group, Ms Vercaeren is also Interim Director of Communications at EIT Food. She holds master’s degrees in Commercial Engineering and Internal Auditing

Mieke Vercaeren will bring a case on the learnings of Colruyt Group related to their engagement in the pilots of the Commission on environmental footprinting