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Kate Jones

PhD student

Cranfield University

Kate studied for an MSc in Future Food Sustainability at Cranfield University in 2021-2.

After starting out as a teacher, Kate gained an MSc in Development Studies, and went on to work in education for sustainability, including at the Fairtrade Foundation (2010-2017) and Marine Stewardship Council (since 2015).

She has nearly 20 years’ experience managing major projects to create educational and awareness raising campaigns for adults and young people, including at Comic Relief (2005-2010), with Greenpeace (2008-10) and at Childnet (2018-21), where she co-ordinated Safer Internet Day, which in 2021 reached 51% of UK young people aged 8-17 and nearly 4 in 10 of their parents.

Kate’s now starting a PhD at Cranfield, focusing on the role of early warning systems in food supply chain disruption, and she is looking to use this, as well as her work experience, to help create an equitable, sustainable food system able to provide for people and planet in an uncertain future.