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FIELD My discipline, anthropology, interprets behaviour through social activities and cultural norms. Specifically, I study the intersection of food and culture to analyse how food rituals, knowledge, traditions and, the etiquette of eating and drinking illuminate broader societal values and issues.
PROFILE Proactive and creative researcher with skills in ethnographic field work, behavioural analysis, citizen research, public engagement, action research and elements of Living Lab paradigms. A natural communicator, able to speak and write clearly and concisely. An effective planner who is organised and able to meet deadlines. Teaching experience in academia. Practical and academic food knowledge in the history of urban food, traditional food crops, sustainable agriculture, value led economics, food and sustainable health (physical and mental) and the heritage food economy. Flexible aptitude and able to respond quickly and efficiently to instructions/team agenda yet work independently as necessary. Experienced in report writing and research work. Computers: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Instagram, web design, InDesign and Photoshop. French B International and native English speaker.
QUALIFICATIONS 2013-2015: Masters’ degree in Anthropology of Food: (Merit) SOAS, University of London, England. Thesis: "Seeking to define an independent baker: a case study of artisan bakers from Suffolk, England". 2005-2009: Masters’ degree in Education: (Merit) Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, England. Thesis: "A study of the influences that effect the management, implementation and teaching of environmental education and impact on future planning in primary and secondary schools". 1986-1990 Bachelor Education (Hons) Middlesex University, London, England.
PUBLICATIONS 2018 "Learning to Love the Oyster" Binge Independent Food Magazine, http://www.binge.co.in India 2018 "Inner Love", Food & Magazine, https://foodand.eu/ Berlin, Germany. 2017 "Romanticizing the Past: A Case Study of a Tide Mill", UA Magazine no.33: Urban Agroecology, https://www.ruaf.org/ua-magazine-no-33-urban-agroecology, The RUAF Foundation, Germany 2017 "The World Food Crisis: The Way Out, 2017 / 10th Anniversary Issue of the Right to Food and Nutrition Watch," Book Review, Publishers: Bread for the World - Protestant Development Service, Germany; FIAN International, Germany; and Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation, Netherlands. 2017 "A Place for Food in Sustainable Urban Master Plannning" in Building Sustainable Cities of the Future, New York City, Springer Publishing, USA 2017 "Sustainable Places: Delivering Adaptive Communities" in Building Sustainable Cities of the Future, Co-author with Mazzeo, L.; James, N.; & Young, G., Springer Publishing, New York City, USA 2015 "Integrity of the Flour, Respect for the Grain", Sustainable Food Trust, UK, http://sustainablefoodtrust.org/?s=bee+farrell 2015 "Returning to the Past: Retracing our Steps to Diversity", Sustainable Food Trust, UK http://sustainablefoodtrust.org/?s=bee+farrell 2011 "Reflections" in Art Innovation, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich, England.
CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS 2018: March: "Taking Food Public", Conference Invite, School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS), University of London, England. 2017: November: "Bread: A Case Study of De-Commodification of a Staple Food" at Re-imagining sustainable food planning, building resourcefulness: Food Movements, Insurgent Planning and Heterodox Economics: Proceedings of the 8th Annual AESOP Conference Sustainable Food Planning group, Coventry, University, England. 2015: October: "Changes, Consequences and Contradictions: Industrial Bread versus Non-Industrial Bread" at Food Heritage and Culinary Practices Conference Universities of the Sorbonne, Paris, France. 2015: May: “Herring Communities of Britain” at Museums, Coastlines and the Sea Conference, Sainsbury Institute for Art, University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk, England. 2015: May: "Traditional Food Processing Systems and the Contemporary Food Heritage", at Annual Oxford Food Conference, Oxford University, England. 2015: May: "Shortening the Food Chain: Reintegrating Food into the City", Farrells Forum, Farrells Architects, London, England 2015: March: "History of Bagging: The Mill Flour at Woodbridge Tide and the Food Context of Heritage" at International Conference on Food and Food Studies University of Tours, France. 2010: December: “Communities of the Countryside” at Cultures of the Countryside Conference, University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk, England
TEACHING AND RESEARCH 2018 October "Our Bountiful Harvest". Co-design and curation of a public food installation that focused on plastic food packaging and alternatives, London, England 2018 June "A Seed of an Idea. Design and curation of a program of talks, a conference and public engagement events that focused on the gift and vulnerability of food seeds, London, England. 2017 January-September "Area of Outstanding Natural Bread" Conception and realisation of a public anthropological project of drawing and story-telling workshops. Culminated with an exhibition and 2000 free printed maps of local bakeries in East Anglia, England. 2017 “Our House: A Home for All” design, curation and lead on sustainable food skills programme hosted by The New Craftsmen at Selfridges, London, England 2017 “Canteen” design, curation and host of food installation for London Design Festival week, London, England 2015 June: Professional Development workshop at Farrells Architects, Anthropology of Architecture, "Urban Identity in a Non-Food Place and Urban Space", London, England. 2015 March: Workshop on Urban Transformations, "How Productive Urban Landscapes are Essential to Achieving Key Public Policy Objectives in Public England", Brighton University, England. 2014 - 2015 Farrells “Adaptive Communities” consultant researcher, London, England 2009 - 2015 Researcher, teacher and project engagement manager on University of East Anglia heritage project the; “Culture of the Countryside”, The Woodbridge Tide Mill and Eastfeast projects, East Anglia, England 2010 Traditional and Contemporary Trade Routes in the Kent and East London Areas, Farrells, London, England. 1990 - 2009 Primary, Secondary, Pre and Post university teacher, London and Suffolk, England