Nick Rose

Global Advisor

  • Sustainable Food Systems
  • Food Sovereignty
  • Urban Agriculture

Dr Nick Rose is a specialist in the emerging field of sustainable food systems and the related fields of food sovereignty and food security. Nick was awarded his PhD in Political Ecology from RMIT University for investigating the transformative potential of the global food sovereignty movement. During and after his PhD, he co-founded and coordinated the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance (2010-2015), where he was one of the developers of Australia’s first crowd-sourced food policy document, the People’s Food Plan. He jointly coordinated Fair Food Week, and was the Content Director of Australia’s first food politics documentary, Fair Food. As a Churchill Fellow (2014), he investigated innovative models of urban agriculture in the US, Canada and Argentina. As Executive Director of Sustain: The Australian Food Network, he supports food system policy and programme work local government and beyond, with research studies into Food Hubs, local food economies and urban agriculture. He teaches food systems at William Angliss Institute, where he is part of a team launching Australia’s first Bachelor of Food Studies in 2016, and where he coordinated the curriculum development of the country’s first Master of Food Systems and Gastronomy.

Nick is based in Melbourne, Australia.

Nick speaking at the EcoCity Food Forum in Melbourne, Australia.

Nick speaking on the Australia People’s Food Plan