Kaela Connors

Thesis title: Global distribution of environmental impacts from changes to UK food consumption


Kaela’s PhD research will focus on modelling the global environmental and health impacts attributed to food system transition scenarios in the UK. Prior to joining the School of Geosciences and Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Systems, Kaela received her Master’s of Science degree in Global Health and Population from the Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health. She is broadly interested in studying the intersection between sustainability, food system transitions, and health with a focus on equity. Before her Master’s, Kaela spent three years working at the National Institute of Public Health Mexico (INSP) in Mexico City and at the UN World Food Programme in Panama City where she identified her interest in social determinants of health, climate change, and food systems. Her B.A. degree is from the University of California, Berkeley in Political Science and Environmental Economics.