• Associate Professor - University of Nottingham

Research interests

Dr Anne Touboulic is Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham (UK) and a member the leadership team of the Future Food Beacon, an interdisciplinary centre for food research. Anne has an interdisciplinary background in the social sciences and her research is inherently boundary-spanning.

Her research interests lie at the intersection of sustainable development, organisational and critical theory, and supply chain management with a primary focus on driving change towards more ecologically resilient and socially equitable production and consumption networks.

Anne’s research primarily focuses on issues related to the transition to sustainable food systems, and her hope and purpose is to foster change through research and activism. She is passionate about engaged approaches to research, which enable collaborating with stakeholders and changing behaviours and practice.

Anne has worked on different facets of the sustainability agenda in food systems using participatory approaches. She has collaborated with a number of organisations and external stakeholders across various sectors, including large multinationals, small family businesses and public sector bodies.

Anne’s  research interests are specifically around:

  • power dynamics in food supply chains and their implications for equitable transitions
  • marginalised and hidden voices in food systems
  • rural communities/farming and the natural environment
  • food labour
  • sustainability narratives (storytelling, public discourses both textual and visual)
  • non-technologically based imagined sustainable futures.

In her current research Anne is exploring ideas related to post-growth models of organising and the reconnecting to nature through storytelling.