The guest speakers for this Tuesday's final FDSCTE 7727 Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Food Safety; Current Topics in Food Safety lecture, are colleagues Cortney Price and Leon Reuss!
Cortney Price, MSc, is the Lead for Behavioural Science at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO). As a risk communication expert and strategic advisor working with individuals and communities to enable positive change for a better world, Cortney is committed to enabling change through human-centred approaches. Cortney is currently coordinating the efforts of FAO’s Office of Innovation to explore behavioural science as a key innovation approach for improving programme impact and unlocking efficient ways of working. And has previously partnered with animal health and food safety divisions to create the Antimicrobial Resistance Behaviour Change Community of Practice – a multi-stakeholder platform for behavioural co-design across Africa.
Leon Reuss, MSc, is a FAO Behavioural Science Specialist supporting the efforts of the Office of Innovation to engage colleagues and partners in exposure to behavioural science as a key innovation approach. Before joining FAO, Leon supported the use of behavioural science at the United Nations Environment Programme in Nairobi, a sustainability think tank in Germany, and Save the Children’s nudge unit, CUBIC, where he still contributes as a qualitative researcher. In these capacities Leon has worked on projects concerning climate change mitigation, COVID-19 vaccination uptake, medical incident reporting and child labour.
Faculty and staff interested in attending this week's guest lecture on "Behavior change for food safety: Are we tackling the right barriers?" can contact us at email@example.com. Be sure to follow CFI for more details on next semester's guest speakers and topics! And grad students who may be interested in attending similar guest lectures in the near future, it is never too late to enroll in this equally rewarding and informative course.