Ellie is a senior researcher at Brook Lyndhurst, having joined the company as a researcher in January 2008 from Hampshire County Council’s environment department.
At Brook Lyndhurst, Ellie has been involved in a number of projects utilising extensive reviews and synthesis of literature, as well as contributing to a number of our fund evaluations. She has a particular interest in sustainability issues around food production and consumption.
Evidence review and synthesis
Ellie worked on our synthesis review of household waste prevention research for Defra’s Waste and Resources Evidence Programme; the 'Investigating mavens' project for Defra; and our evidence review of public attitudes towards novel food technologies for the Food Standards Agency; all of which involved selecting, reviewing and synthesising evidence from a wide range of sources.
Ellie has also been involved in our evaluations of Defra’s Environmental Action Fund, Climate Challenge Fund and the Greener Living Fund, and our review of the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund. These projects have covered a range of evaluation activities including the development of scoring criteria, in-depth interviews and case study visits, analysis of final reports, development of standard questions, data analysis and reporting.
Food production and consumption
Ellie has a keen interest in sustainability issues in the food system. In addition to the novel food technologies project she has also been involved in a scenario planning exercise for Defra, which explored possible futures for waste and resource efficiency within the food chain; and in our work on animal welfare labelling.
Ellie has a masters degree in environmental management from Birkbeck College, University of London (which she passed with distinction) and a first class honours degree in Environmental Science from the University of Southampton. She is a member of the Social Research Association and an affiliate member of the Market Research Society.
Projects with Ellie Kivinen
- Oxfam report: The Food Transformation
- Rapid evidence assessment of littering behaviour and anti-litter policies
- Segmentation of food SMEs
- The animal welfare provenance of food - communicating and engaging with consumers
Project Team Member
- Evaluating the impact of WRAP’s cascade training programme in England 2011/12
- Evaluation of the Reward and Recognition Fund
- Public attitudes to emerging food technologies
- Future trends in resource efficiency and waste generation in the food chain
- Consumer insight: date labels and storage guidance
- Mapping of existing evidence on business waste prevention
- Household waste prevention evidence review
- Review of the Scottish Climate Challenge Fund
- Consumer responses to animal welfare product labelling
- Social capital: A rural perspective
- The diffusion of environmental behaviours: The role of influential individuals in social networks
- Evaluation of the Greener Living Fund
- Per capita carbon footprints
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