Nov. 6: Food insecurity: examining a complex problem through a systems thinking lens with Stephanie Godrich
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Room B151, School of Population and Public Health (SPPH), UBC
In this presentation, Dr. Stephanie Godrich will discuss determinants of food insecurity and showcase an Australian-first project that is examining the issue using a systems thinking approach. The presentation will also highlight the value of social mobilisation, co-design and cross-sector collaboration to address complex problems.
About Dr. Stephanie Godrich
Dr. Stephanie Godrich is a Registered Public Health Nutritionist with both the Nutrition Society of Australia and the World Public Health Nutrition Association. Over the past 12 years, she has developed, delivered and evaluated numerous community-based food literacy programs with multiple population groups. Stephanie has also worked in the university sector in statewide project coordination, research and lecturing positions, and independently as a public health consultant to government and non-government organisations. Stephanie’s PhD focused on food security in rural and remote Western Australia.
Her current research focuses on supporting communities to create healthy, resilient and sustainable food environments. She is currently leading an Australian-first project which includes working with cross-sector stakeholders such as food producers, social workers, educators, town planners and health workers to build communities’ capacity to achieve healthy food for all.