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Trixie Croad

Master's Student

Tel+64 20 4173 6385


Trixie moved to Dunedin from Auckland in 2019, to take up a job at Dunedin’s food rescue organisation KiwiHarvest. She plans to continue to work at KiwiHarvest while completing her master's part time.

Trixie became interested in food and food systems while studying for a BA in Sociology at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. She volunteered at a food bank in Hawaii and began to read on the topic and experiment with her own consumer behaviour.  The focus of her current master's research is on food waste at the production stage of the food value chain.

Trixie is a member of Food Waste Innovation, a University of Otago Research Theme which measures food waste, develops reduction strategies, applies innovative technology, and works to modify producer and consumer behaviour.

Trixie feels really lucky to have two esteemed and complementary supervisors in Dr Miranda Mirosa (Food Science) and Professor Hugh Campbell (Sociology). She feels this, along with splitting her time between study and work at KiwiHarvest, creates an ideal environment for her research to be really diversely informed. She said she is really enjoying getting to know Dunedin; both its beautiful landscape and awesome community of people.

Trixie's research topic: Food Waste at the production stage of the food value chain.