Dr Helen Harwatt
Senior Research Fellow, Environment and Society Centre
Dr Helen Harwatt is a senior research fellow in the Energy, Environment and Resources programme at Chatham House.
Helen focuses on food system shifts to identify pathways towards creating Paris-compliant food systems that minimize adverse environmental impacts, maximize public health benefits and address ethical issues.
She is a frequent panellist and speaker at conferences and events around the world, and is currently part of the leadership team for Action Track 2 of the UN Food Systems Summit.
Prior to joining Chatham House, Helen completed a research fellowship at Harvard Law School, exploring dietary shifts from animal to plant-based as an option for meeting climate goals and restoring native ecosystems, and remains a visiting fellow.
Helen has completed several additional research fellowships in the UK and USA, and worked with NGOs to design food procurement assessment schemes and tools for the food service sector.
|2018 - present||Food & Climate Policy Fellow, Animal Law & Policy Program, Harvard Law School|
|2013-16||Environmental Nutrition Research Fellow, School of Public Health, Loma Linda University|
|2010-13||Research Fellow, Sustainability Research Institute, University of Leeds|
|2006-10||Research Fellow, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds|