Team profile

Kathrin Heimbach

Job title:

Market and Business Researcher
No longer works at ORC

Academic qualifications:

  • Bsc. In agricultural science with a major in organic agriculture at the University of Hohenheim, Germany
  • Msc. In Sustainable Agriculture & Food Security at the Royal Agricultural University

Role and responsibilities:

In my role, I am supporting Rowan Dumper-Pollard in his Market and Business Research team to provide deeper insight into e.g. consumer behaviour, organic markets and the issues along organic value chains.  Currently I am working on the organic at the Heart (OATH) as well as the Organic marketing project.


Research interests:

I focused on agroforestry for my bachelor thesis and quickly developed an interest in mixed systems and agroecology, which I lead on with my master thesis about sustainable grazing management. Overall, I am interested in transdisciplinary research that manages to connect results from natural and socio-economic research with practical farming and food production.

Interests outside of ORC:

I love being outdoors as much as I can, and particularly enjoy rock-climbing and hiking in the alps in Bavaria, where I am originally from. Apart from that, I like to read and beat my friends in a round of Backgammon.