Ximena joined Brunel University London as Global Challenges Research Fellow in 2019. She aims to streghten her research and teaching collaborations and professional networks in the field of sustainable energy and food systems across the Global South. Ximena is a life cycle sustainability expert and is currently improving her skills in system modelling. Her broader research interests relate to healthy, sustainable and afforadable diets, sustainable food supply chains and technologies, circular economy and waste valorization.
In addition to research, outreach is key in Ximena's activities. Behavioral change and awareness are critical for taking Ximena's research out of the academia and generate real impact. Hence, she has been involved in several research led - outreach activities and projects; currently, the main projects are TakeaBiteCC- Take a Bite out of Climate Chage and GGDOT - Greenhouse Gas and Dietary choices Open Toolkit, transdisciplinary collaborations that aim to develop tools and engagement materials (e.g. games) to raise awareness about the relationship (impacts) between our food choices and climate change. TakeaBiteCC AT HOME, is the latest project, a response to COVID-19.
PhD. Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science - The University of Manchester, UK
BSc. Chemical Engineering - Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Chile
BSc. Engineering Science - - Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Chile
Newest selected publications
van Erp, M., Reynolds, C., Maynard, D., Starke, A., Ibáñez Martín, R., Andres, F., (Accepted) 'Using Natural Language Processing and Artificial Intelligence to Explore the Nutrition and Sustainability of Recipes and Food'. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence, 3.et al.
Armstrong, B., Reynolds, C., Bridge, G., Oakden, L., Wang, C., Panzone, L., (2021) 'How Does Citizen Science Compare to Online Survey Panels? A Comparison of Food Knowledge and Perceptions Between the Zooniverse, Prolific and Qualtrics UK Panels'. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 4.et al.
Frankowska, A., Rivera, XS., Bridle, S., Kluczkovski, AMRG., Tereza da Silva, J., Martins, CA., (2020) 'Impacts of home cooking methods and appliances on the GHG emissions of food'. Nature Food, 1 (12). pp. 787 - 791.et al.
Richards, M., Schmidt, X., Paterson, S., Martin, O., Sam, S., Syampungani, S., (2020) 'The ESKE Project : a South-North educational and knowledge exchange framework to enhance food security and livelihoods'. [Poster] Exhibited at. 8th World Sustainability Forum 15 9 2020et al.
da Silva, JT., da Cruz, GL., Rauber, F., Louzada, ML., Kluczkovski, ARG., Frankowska, A., (2020) 'The impact of ultra-processed food on carbon, water and ecological footprints of food in Brazil'. European Journal of Public Health, 30 (Supplement_5). pp. V161 - V161. ISSN: 1101-1262et al.