Sarah W. James

Postdoctoral fellow
Health, Equity and Governance Group (HEGG)


BA , PhD

Contact details
P: +61 2 6125 0324
Building: Coombs Extension, #8

Sarah James is a human geographer specialising in sustainable food systems and food planning. Her PhD research examined the impacts of urban encroachment on Sydney’s small-scale, culturally diverse farmers, and the implications for urban sustainability and local food production. Prior to coming to the ANU she worked on the ‘Feeding Sydney’ project at the Urban Research Centre at the University of Western Sydney. More recently she lectured at Macquarie University on Resource and Environmental Management and Urban Planning. Her current postdoctoral research explores food system sustainability across a number of projects including the CSIRO Flagship Collaboration Cluster: Urbanism, Climate Adaptation and Health; ARC discovery “Shrinking the food-print by creating consumer demand for sustainable and healthy eating”; and ARC linkage “Modeling policy interventions to protect Australia’s food security in the face of environmental sustainability challenges”.

Research interests:

Food systems, food policy, environmental sustainability, urban planning, urban governance

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