Dr Angelina Sanderson Bellamy

Dr Sanderson Bellamy is an Associate Professor of Food Systems in the Department of Applied Sciences and the Centre for Research in Biosciences at UWE Bristol. Before working at UWE, Angelina was Senior Research Fellow and Associate Dean for Environmental Sustainability at Cardiff University. She also worked as a Research Fellow at the Stockholm Resilience Centre and Stanford University’s Wood’s Institute for the Environment.

Angelina’s expertise encompasses food production systems, household food consumption, short supply chains, land use and land cover change, ecological resilience and ecosystem services. Dr Sanderson Bellamy uses a systems approach and place-based methods for understanding society’s grand challenges especially as they relate to the food system. For example, in order to meet zero emission targets, we have to address food systems. We also need these changes to also address the biodiversity crisis and increasing food insecurity. This is why a systems approach is critical, and this is the kind of expertise Angelina brings to the table—an understanding of the complexity of the food system and the need for change that fits into the wider context.

Angelina currently advises Welsh government on the implementation of its Nature Recovery Action Plan, she led on the implementation of the first Biodiversity Action Plan at Cardiff University and also advised on the development of Cardiff City’s One Planet Strategy (which includes food as one of its 6 thematic areas for change). These experiences inform her approach to practical actions for effective strategy implementation.