Amanda Wood is a visiting research from the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University, Sweden. She will be in residence with the WFPC from fall 2023 through fall 2024. Amanda 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 could be used by food system actors to spur positive transformations of food systems. This work has allowed her to develop networks across national and UN agencies, business networks and key food system actor initiatives, in addition to staying grounded in the scientific literature. 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’s of Public Health from the University of Auckland, and a Bachelor of Science in nutrition science with a chemistry minor from Indiana University.
She also produces a podcast series titled Nordic Foodology where she explores the question “How we can shape food systems that help us and our planet thrive?”