Natalie started as a PhD student in January 2020, working alongside Dr Simon Woods and Dr Kenneth Taylor. Her research will focus on responsible innovation and policy approaches relating to synthetic biology, with a particular interest in food industry applications. Natalie aims to investigate the social and ethical implications of biotechnological developments while identifying opportunities for public engagement.
Natalie holds a BA in French, Russian and Spanish from the University of Birmingham. She went on to study Food Policy at City, University of London, graduating with an MSc in 2018. During her Master’s degree, Natalie researched participatory social policy and public engagement in the context of food poverty. Natalie also has a year’s experience working as a buyer in the food industry.