Dr Effie Papargyropoulou is the Programme Lead, MSc Sustainable Food Systems, at the University of Leeds (UoL). She is interested in the interactions between people and the environment and the management of the impacts human activity has on the environment. She explores these interactions in the context of global environmental challenges such as climate change and food security, with a focus on sustainability and sustainable development.
Her research focuses on two main themes: food systems, food waste management, and food consumption; and low carbon cities, decarbonisation of human activities, and climate change mitigation. Her research is transdisciplinary – engaging with academic and non-academic stakeholders – and interdisciplinary by combining approaches from various fields.
Before joining UoL, Dr Papargyropoulou worked as a lecturer in Malaysia for six years and before that as an environmental consultant in the UK. Her research interests centre around the following areas: how to make our food system more sustainable, the relationships between food surplus redistribution and food poverty, ways to achieve food waste prevention along the food supply chain, and low-carbon cities.