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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

Studying at Cambridge


Ms Kirsten Van Fossen

Ms Kirsten Van Fossen

PhD Student, Industrial Sustainability, Department of Engineering

Office Phone: 01223 766141


Early Career Researcher

Cambridge Global Food Security Committee Member 2016-17

Departments and Institutes

Institute for Manufacturing:

Research Interests

Prevention of diet-related disease offers a proactive approach to foster public health and well-being, but sustainable and effective approaches for prevention still remain a challenge. Is it possible that specific entrepreneurial innovation processes can provide more sustainable and effective solutions? In Kirsten’s PhD research, she explores innovation processes that enable entrepreneurs to improve our food system. She has a particular interest in how entrepreneurs innovate to help consumers realize healthier food consumption. 


Key Publications

Early-career researcher, Initiative Committee Member 2016-17