PhD candidate, The George Institute for Global Health
Allie Gaines is a non-communicable disease epidemiologist and a PhD candidate jointly at Imperial College London and The George Institute for Global Health, focusing on food policy and the sustainability of the packaged food supply. She is a member of the Grantham Institute’s Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet Doctoral Training programme. Her research primarily involves the use of large population databases connecting climate change information to food supply and nutrition data. Professionally, she has worked in healthcare technology, product design and computer science. Allison is working on ensuring people know that by making small changes in the food supply chain, we can make big differences to the environmental impact of food production.
By making more information available, Allie aims to influence consumers, industry and ultimately policymakers to take progressive steps forward to reduce the environmental impact of packaged foods and beverages and improve health of people and planet.