An interdisciplinary workshop to foster cross-university research collaborations and new partnerships in the area of food waste. The workshop takes the broadest definition of issues associated with food waste covering everything from production and process waste, supply chain issues, consumer behaviour, recycling of plastics, alternative packaging options, redistribution via charities and processing/disposal activities, etc.
It includes challenges and solutions at all levels from the individual consumer/organisation, UK focused issues and global issues/applications. This event should be of interest to researchers working in a variety of disciplines including food/nutrition, sustainability, engineering, social sciences, business, health, transport, etc. In short, anyone working on any area connected to or that could be applied to food waste is welcome and encouraged to attend.
The event will include lightning presentations showcasing research in relevant areas, presentations from external organisations with interests in this area and those attending will work together to develop prototype research grant applications for research funders (e.g. Innovate, Global Challenge Research Fund, BBSRC, NERC, EPSRC).
09.30 - 10.00 Registration and refreshments
10:00 - 10.10 Opening: Dr. Caroline Orfila, Associate Professor of Nutrition, School of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Leeds.
10.10-11.15 Understanding external issues and approaches:
Carrie Bradshaw, Food components of the "Resources and waste strategy for England"
Ellie Salvage, Leeds City Council
Rachel x, Greencore
11:30 - 12:30 Current research and looking forward.
3 minute lightning presentations by researchers from across the University covering current research in Leeds, applications and impact, and the key research questions / areas for collaboration for the future.
Anne Velenturf, Civil Engineering
Andy Ross, Chemical and Process Engineering
Gulbanu Kaptan, Business School
Richard Blackburn, Design
Effie Papargyropoulou, Sustainability Research Institute
William Young, Sustainability Research Institute
Caroline Orfila, Food Science and Nutrition
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch & Networking
13:30 - 14:00 Sustainability Services Approach, Thom Cooper
14:00 - 15:30 Workshop to develop joint working research ideas (refreshments to be available) - Faye McAnulla
15:30 - 16:00 Discussion and next steps - Caroline Orfila
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