Emma Sharp has a PhD (2018) from the University of Auckland in food politics. She is a geographer with broad interests in food system sustainability, feminist theory, care, and alternative economies. She has an MSc (2004) in glacial geomorphology and has previously worked in government, consultancy, and the third sector internationally on environmental, education and humanitarian issues.
Emma is a founding member of the NZ Women and Gender Geographies Research Network (2013-), now Gender and Geography Aotearoa. She runs the Critical Food Studies Group housed in ENV (2018-) and co-leads the Te Pūnaha Matatini research cluster on Aotearoa’s Future Foods. She convenes the Australasian Agrifoods Research Network (AFRN) and is a member of the Community Economies Research Network Aotearoa New Zealand (the NZ chapter of the Community Economies Institute). She co-leads Soilsafe Aotearoa and its spinoff project, Soilsafe Kids.