School of Law Postgraduate Researcher Clare James wins Rising Star Award from the Global Food and Environment Institute

The Global Food and Environment Institute (GFEI) are celebrating the exceptional work of staff and students that aligns with the goals of the Institute through a series of awards.

School of Law Postgraduate Researcher and Module Assistant, Clare James, has won the 'Rising Star - AgriFood Supply Chains' award. Prior to completing a law degree, Clare previously worked as a veterinary surgeon in the UK and USA, specialising in the area of pathology. In 2018, she graduated from the School of Law at the University of Leeds with an LLB and then went on to undertake an LLM in International Law. Clare is now studying for a PhD in the area of the right to food, supervised by Professor Michael Cardwell and Dr Ilias Trispiotis and is also a Module Assistant in the School of Law.  

Her research considers how the right to food could be implemented in the UK. This process will create a rights-based approach to many components of AgriFood supply chains, including government policy relating to agriculture and food, the role of international trade, and the importance of stake-holder participation from small holders to large multinational corporations. 

A wonderful candidate with a fascinating thesis and well-deserving of the award.

The Rising Star award was open to Early Career Researchers (PhD students and post-doctoral researchers who are within eight years of the award of their PhD or equivalent professional training, or are within six years of their first academic appointment) who have demonstrated an outstanding contribution (holding an event, body of work, webinar, presentation or paper) within the four GFEI themes (Agriculture and environment, Food in the Global South., AgriFood supply chains, Urban food systems).