Leila Alexandra works as a research assistant and manages communications on the Foodprint Melbourne project in the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences. The Foodprint Melbourne project investigating the resilience of Melbourne's food system to climate shocks and stresses and the role of Melbourne’s foodbowl in increasing the resilience of the city’s food supply.Leila’s research interests include sustainable food systems, sustainable land management, agroecology and urban agriculture, and the interaction of these ‘physical’ systems with social, political, economic and cultural systems.
Leila has a B. Environmental Science, Hons. from the Fenner School of Environment and society at the Australian National University (ANU). Her honours research applied system dynamics modelling to understand the interactions between poverty, ecosystems, cultural paradigms, and institutions in a small rural Ethiopian community experiencing systemic livelihood insecurity and land degradation. This understanding was used to identify potential points of leverage within the system to escape the poverty trap.
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