Dr Ferne Edwards is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Socially and Environmentally Just Transitions, Department of Design, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway. Previously Research Fellow, RMIT University Centre for Urban Research (Melbourne, Australia) and Work Package Lead of the EU EdiCitNet project at RMIT Europe (Barcelona, Spain), leading the governance infrastructure to establish an international network of edible cities.
Ferne is a cultural anthropologist researching edible cities, food waste, urban beekeeping, non-monetary food economies and food sharing. Her work explores the socio-cultural contexts, ethics, politics and sustainability potential of diverse social food economies in cities. Ferne has worked across Australia, Venezuela, Ireland and Spain, on topics of: sustainable city networks, ethical consumption; urban food mapping; climate change adaptation, and human health and food production.
Ferne was involved with SHARECITY as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in 2016-2018, conducting urban food sharing research in Barcelona and Melbourne, as case studies for the SHARECITY Research Project.
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