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Research interests

Rachel's research interests are broadly centered on the nexus of global systems sustainability, public health education, and food. Her current research focuses on sustainable food systems and future diet shifts, investigating the protential of novel foods production systems to lessen whole diet impacts on environmental and socio-cultural systems. 

Description of research and teaching

Rachel's teaching is centered around the theories and methods of sustainable food systems thinking. She has assisted in the coordinaion of a course on food systems sustainability where students used schematic system models and conceptual frameworks for illustrating and structuring system-level development challenges in food production and consumption systems. Her work helped to build student fluency in describing the key subsystems and associated processes to describe and compare the mainstream conventional food system and alternative systems in terms of ecological/environmental, technological, cultural, social and economic features. Rachel led lecture sessions on key sustainability issues for students to be able to use sustainability assessment criteria and frameworks in discussing these.

Fields of Science

  • 4111 Agronomy

Publications

The Post-Anthropocene Diet: Navigating Future Diets for Sustainable Food Systems

Mazac, R. & Tuomisto, H. L., 2 Mar 2020, In : Sustainability. 12, 6, 15 p., 2355.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Projects

Activities

  • 4 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 2 Peer review of manuscripts
  • 1 Oral presentation
  • 1 Academic visit to other institution

Sustainability Discussion Group

Rachel Marie Mazac (Chair)
Jan 2020 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

The Post-Anthropocene Diet: Navigating future diets for sustainable food systems

Rachel Marie Mazac (Speaker)
13 Jan 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Culture and the Crisis Seminar Series

Rachel Marie Mazac (Attendee)
2019 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

HELSUS Research Seminar

Rachel Marie Mazac (Attendee)
Sep 2019 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

United Nations Standing Committee on Nutrition Reports (Journal)

Rachel Marie Mazac (Reviewer)
May 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Press / Media

Why are you here?

Rachel Marie Mazac

27/01/2020

1 Media contribution

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Culture of the Future? A systems-eye view of cultured meat

Rachel Marie Mazac

08/10/2019

1 Media contribution

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Canada’s Food Guide: Cultivating change

Rachel Marie Mazac

18/03/2019

1 Media contribution

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