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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

Emma joined CISL in September 2020 as a Research Associate to work on sustainability in supermarket supply chains. For her PhD she tested which interventions were most effective to reduce meat consumption and increase vegetarian sales in university cafeterias. She has previously worked with several different academic institutions, NGOs and businesses including the University of Kiel (Germany), Microsoft Research (UK) and Zoological Society London (UK). More generally, Emma is interested in understanding how to equitably overcome economic, political and social barriers to conserving biodiversity and reaching absolute zero greenhouse gas emissions.


Emma Garnett read Zoology at the University of Cambridge for her Bachelor’s degree; she then spent two years studying in five different countries for an Erasmus Mundus Master in Applied Ecology.  For her thesis she spent four months on the Galápagos assessing the importance of mangrove habitats for juvenile fish communities. She gained an international perspective on conservation from these experiences, as well as a love of travelling. She has worked for a number of different academic institutions, NGOs and businesses. 


Emma Garnett is interested in understanding how to overcome economic, social and psychological barriers to sustainable resource use. She is beginning a PhD on interventions to reduce the environmental impact of diet: this project will span the natural and social sciences as well as public health and behavioural psychology.


Junior Research Fellow, CISL
 Emma  Garnett

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