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Kirsten Van Fossen

Kirsten Van Fossen

PhD student in the Industrial Sustainability Group,

Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge


Kirsten is a PhD student in the Centre for Industrial Sustainability researching how entrepreneurs build out businesses that transition towards a more sustainable food system. She has a particular interest in how entrepreneurs innovate to help consumers realize healthier food consumption. She graduated with a BSc in Environmental Engineering from Harvard in 2012.


  • responsible innovation
  • consumer health and well being
  • systems thinking
  • behaviour change
  • social entrepreneurship
  • design for health
  • design for sustainability