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  • Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), De Boelelaan 1087

    1081 HV Amsterdam

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Jac Davis is a postdoctoral research fellow in food systems and gender. She specializes in complex and dynamic systems methods for human behaviour in geographical context. Her research specialities are meta-analysis and spatial data science. She coordinates the Food4Cities project, a study of food systems in rapidly expanding African cities, with two study sites in Cape Town, South Africa and Kampala, Uganda. Her PhD focused on gender development in remote locations, and included a multi-site study in Vanuatu and Peru. She has a background in developmental psychology and an ongoing interest in human-wildlife conflict.


Food systems, gender, meta-analysis, spatial data science, psychology.


2018: PhD in Gender and Systems Theory, University of Cambridge, UK.

2014: MPhil in Social and Developmental Psychology, University of Cambridge, UK (with Distinction).

2012: Bachelor of Psychology and Business Management, University of Queensland, Australia (Honours Class I).

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