Team profile

Lydia Lishman

“Understanding how and where food is produced and ensuring the development of a sustainable future food system is really important to me and working with the ORC enables me to be part of tackling this challenge.”

Job title:

Project Manager Agricology (maternity leave)

Academic qualifications:

  • BSc (Hons) Geography, MSc Carbon Management, The University of Edinburgh

Role and responsibilities:

I’m the Project Manager for the Knowledge Exchange platform, Agricology, which aims to inspire farmers to transition to using more sustainable farming practices.

Interests outside of ORC:

I am obsessed with food and exercise in equal measures. After training at Ballymaloe Cookery School I worked as a private chef and developed my own recipes. I now spend weekends making preserves, baking and cooking as well as cycling and running.


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