Carol Richards


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    Carol Richards is a food and agricultural sociologist specialising in sustainable food systems, climate justice and environmental management. She has published widely on the topics of food waste, food security, supermarket power, land acquisition and climate justice movements and has received funding from the Australian and Norwegian Research Councils. Her research has been translated into tangible impacts, supporting the transformation toward sustainable food systems. She was on the inaugural committee of the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance, which instituted Fair Food Week and produced and screened Australia’s first fair food documentary. Carol is the  co-founder of the Brisbane Fair Food Alliance and is co-author of the People’s Food Plan which is being used in Australia and the UK to drive community-led fair food systems. She is also the recipient of a Vice-Chancellor’s award for Research Impact. Currently, she is researching new social movements, with a  focus on the marketisation of social justice and fossil fuel divestment. Find out more about Carol Richards.