Mette Weinreich Hansen
1958 Frederiksberg C
Not represented in any boards at the moment that can cause possible conflicts of interest
Primary fields of research
My research and teaching takes departure in an interdisciplinary Food Studies perspective and my main interests are areas such as
- Innovation and co-creation – thinking across traditional silos and food chain rationales of production, processing and consumption to address the wicked problems of complex food systems
- alternative food networks and the value aspects of the organic food production and processing in an organizational perspective
- Food Systems transition. How can an interdisciplinary approach contribute to the major and needed transitions of our food systems both public and private
- Collaboration between knowledge institutions and organizations or private companies in order to strengthen knowledge bridging.
The methodological approach is within the qualitative methods.
I am inspired by many different approaches but always with attention to the materiality of food as well as the societal implications of our food production and consumption. The Science and Technology Studies (STS) approach is the main theoretical basis for working with this complexity.
Food Systems and Transition
Sustainable Food Systems and Diets
Sustainability in a socio-material context
Public food systems
Possible conflicts of interest
Collaboration with employees from externally funded projects. The representatives from the private companies and organisations are often partners in the projects or serve in an advisory capacity to the projects. In the projects, I act as an employee of the University of Copenhagen and do not receive any remuneration from the external partners.