Andrea Burrows is a research associate and is currently working on a number of public health-related projects.. Andrea leads several public involvement roles within research to address the public impact of food policy implementation. Andrea has a degree in Nutrition and Food Science from Teesside University.
Andreas' research interests are food environments and food systems with a particular interest in making research more relevant through public and partner involvement (in particular hard-to-reach communities and underrepresented demographics), to develop fair and sustainable systems and policy.
Prior to Andreas' career in academia, she worked in the third sector developing public health food interventions, with her primary focus being socio-economically disadvantaged community provision. Andrea developed the Ecoshop model of surplus food redistribution. Over 30 social supermarkets are using the Model across the UK. The Ecoshops is a financially sustainable pop-up social supermarket redistributing surplus food-saving food from landfills and redirecting it into community shops for very low costs to shoppers.