Science guest lecture with Dr. Ximena Schmidt: The science of food: 'Eating in the future’
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: HS211
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
This talk will discuss how food and food systems contribute by around 25% of the global greenhouse gas emissions, in addition to affect biodiversity and resources. We will explore how every activity and actor of the food supply chain is influencing the impacts of food, from food production, agriculture and farming, food manufacturing, retailing, transport, and consumption. We will finally share ideas of what we can do to reduce our food-related impacts.
Dr Ximena Schmidt Rivera is a Global Challenges Research Fellow at Brunel University London. As a chemical engineer and a life cycle sustainability expert, she has vast experience working on multi-stakeholder and interdisciplinary projects assessing the sustainability aspects of energy and food systems. Ximena’s current research expands from sustainable and healthy diets and cooking practices to waste valorisation and circular economy. Communicating science and understanding public knowledge are key aspects of Ximena’s research, hence her collaborations in food citizen science research and public engagement projects such as ‘Take a Bite out of Climate Change’.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The lecture is aimed at a general audience, no previous knowledge is required.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
An illustrated lecture, with opportunities for questions.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Look out for our guest lectures on the website.