Sophie Lamond

  • Sophie Lamond

    PhD candidate

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Sophie Lamond is a PhD Candidate at the Melbourne School of Government, Melbourne Law School. She researches food politics with a focus on how institutions develop and implement comprehensive food policies that create healthier, more sustainable and equitable food environments. She has a particular interest in how community projects and civil society activism foreground institutional policy responses.

Sophie works on several community food projects including work as a director of Fair Food Challenge, an NGO which empowers young people to transform campus food environments and take an active role in policy development. Sophie started the Melbourne chapter of the Youth Food Movement and has been involved with the Right to Food Coalition and Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance. She regularly speaks and writes about contemporary food politics issues.

Sophie holds a Master of Environment from the University of Melbourne with a focus on sustainable food systems. During that degree she completed research on international food corporations, public health nutrition and corporate social responsibility. Prior to this she gained a Bachelor of Arts with a first-class honours degree from the Australian National University.

Thesis Title


Campus Food Revolutions: Investigating Policy and Projects for Food System transformation in North American Universities

Thesis Summary


Many universities in North America have taken steps to improve their campuses with a range of initiatives tackling their food environments in terms of sustainability, health, hunger relief and procurement, as well as investment in infrastructure and opportunities for curricular and extra-curricular learning. This research investigates how food policy and campus food projects are developed and implemented and seeks to understand how these projects came about and the networks and policy and governance structures that support their development and implementation. This research considers the role of universities as ‘living laboratories’ that can model transformations for the benefit of broader society.

Supervisors

  • Corporate Governance
  • Education Policy
  • Food Systems
  • Non-profit Organisations