Collaboration for Impact by Judith Batchelar

Thurs 6 December 2018
17:30 – 20:30 GMT

The grand challenges facing our food and drink system are huge and varied. In addition to this, the interdependencies are complex and evolving. The very nature of these challenges means that they require collective action including standards, interventions and reporting at both a global and local level. This talk explores some of the more interesting case studies in this area.

The public lecture will be followed by a Q&A and a festive drinks reception.

Venue: Brunei Gallery SOAS
Thornhaugh Street

This lecture will also be livestreamed to IFSTAL’s partners at the Universities of Oxford, Reading and Warwick, followed by a local reception at each.

About Judith Batchelar
A member of the government’s Food and Drink Sector Council, Judith is also Director of Sainsbury’s Brand, where she is responsible for all aspects of Sainsbury’s product offer, from policy formation on aspects such as ethical and sustainable sourcing, through to product technology, development, safety, and packaging along with corporate responsibility, sustainability and public affairs. She was awarded an OBE in 2015 for services to Farming and the Food Industry. Judith has worked in the food and drink industry for over 35 years and is a biochemist and registered nutritionist. Prior to Sainsbury’s, she held prominent roles in food manufacturing and retail, with Safeway, Marks & Spencer and Mars. Batchelar has a particular interest and expertise in building resilient and sustainable farming and food systems. In addition to her industry roles, she sits on the executive board of the Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project, the Board of Trustees for Farm Africa and The Matt Hampson Foundation, is a Fellow of both the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST), and a the Royal Society of Arts and Manufacturers (RSA). For the last five years she has co-chaired the government’s AgriFoodTech Council.



Local livestream events

If you can’t make it to London, IFSTAL’s partner institutions – the Universities of Oxford, Reading and Warwick – will be livestreaming the talk.

Oxford livestream – At Oxford, Dr Brian Cook from the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences will join the event as a discussant to reflect on Judith’s talk. Click here for more details and to book the Oxford livestream event

Reading livestream – Click here for more details and to book the Reading livestream event

Warwick livestreamClick here for more details and to book the Warwick livestream event