Knowledge Exchange Officer

United Kingdom
Aug 07, 2018
Aug 17, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Do you have an excellent track record in knowledge exchange with the vision and drive to tackle new challenges?

Can you provide a significant contribution to the development of the School and N8 programme in the area of improved nutritional and sustainability outcomes in a city?


The School of Food Science and Nutrition is looking for an enthusiastic individual with proven networking skills to join our team as a Knowledge Exchange Fellow, to contribute to our collaborative research in Food, and in particular the N8 Agri-Food Resilience Programme. You will work closely with the Leeds Food Partnership, applying research to ensure that the Leeds food system becomes more equitable and sustainable. This will be achieved by extending links from the University and other N8 partners to industry, commerce, local government and civil society.

The Leeds Food Partnership is developing a Food Action Plan that will provide a more coordinated way of working towards a healthier and more sustainable food system for Leeds, and this work is part of the wider Sustainable Food Cities initiative. As a Knowledge Exchange Fellow, you will start to link potential data-rich resources from across the organisations involved in the Food Action Plan with research expertise in the University of Leeds and other N8 partners. A central part of your role will be to connect a range of stakeholders into the research activities of the University’s Food Theme, including industries linked to food which will allow the development of new sustainable approaches. You will have an MSc or equivalent research experience in food and nutrition science. You will also have effective organisational and communication skills, and the ability to liaise and network effectively with a wide range of stakeholders across industry and other sectors. In addition, you will have the ability to generate original ideas and solve problems.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: Professor Alan Mackie, Head of the School of Food Science & Nutrition Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2959; email:

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