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Announcing Amanda Wood, Visiting Researcher in Residence

The World Food Policy Center is delighted to announce that Amanda Wood from the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University will be in residence as a visiting researcher with the center from fall 2023 through fall 2024.

Amanda WoodAmanda is a transdisciplinary researcher focusing on co-creating more sustainable food systems in the Nordic region and globally. With a background spanning nutrition science, public health, food policy, and sustainable food systems, she applies systems thinking to solving food system challenges. She focuses on producing and translating research that food system actors could use to spur positive transformations in food systems.

She holds a Ph.D. in food policy from the University of Auckland in New Zealand, where she studied front-of-pack food labeling development in Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. She holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Auckland and a Bachelor of Science in nutrition science with a chemistry minor from Indiana University.

Incidentally, she is also a podcaster. She produces the Nordic Foodology podcast series, exploring the question, “How can we shape food systems that help us and our planet thrive?”

Amanda’s interests and experiences pair well with Duke’s broad interests in climate change. We are looking forward to her thought partnership as we build out our Provost-funded Intellectual Community Planning on sustainable food systems amid climate change.

She will be presenting a WAS seminar on Oct 18th.

Amanda can be contacted at and will be on campus in Sanford 215 several times a week.