My research, courses, training and counsel are grounded in complexity theory and systems sciences, and I apply research-based approaches to foster innovation in agriculture and food systems. I partner with civil society, companies, public agencies, and international organisations to identify the big shifts that increase the resilience of agriculture, food and livelihood systems in fragile settings.
As a researcher, I study the ecology of innovation systems, particularly in regions grappling with food insecurity, climate emergencies, displacements and conflict. My focus is on understanding the intricate relationships between livelihoods, identity, choices, and human well-being during transitions.
I also help organisations identify vulnerabilities in ecosystems, supply chains and operating models, and support leaders in spotting the most promising moves for positive, system-wide change. These includes ways to support internally displaced persons and host communities in managing critical livelihood transitions.
Collaboration is key in my approach. I leverage cutting-edge science from around the innovation ecosystem. Whenever needed, I draw on my global network of ecologists, anthropologists, mediators and change management specialists. Together, we help build the capabilities of organisations to tackle transformations.
Throughout my work, I support people and their organisations to reach agreements, learn, adapt and scale positive impact.