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Research Expertise

The UNESCO Chair on Food, Biodiversity and Sustainability Studies focuses on three main areas of areas of expertise:

  • Sustainable food getting
  • Traditional and Indigenous foodways, and
  • Just food systems

The Chair’s areas of expertise provide a framework for identifying connections between projects and allow us to develop new, thematic networks for more robust knowledge sharing. In other words, our areas of expertise help us to describe what we do.

They also inform our communications planning and research outputs and allow us to draw on our collective expertise in order to better advocate for meaningful sustainable food systems change.

Contact Us:

Alison Blay-Palmer, Chairholder


Andrew Spring, Executive Director of Research


Jane Clause, Director of Programming, Education, and Communications