The over-riding theme of my research program is ‘how do we create resilient food systems?’ – environmentally and economically sustainable food systems that can equitably feed a growing global population whilst adapting to security threats such as climate change, changing preferences and economic shocks. I practice applied research in order to test and disseminate potential solutions in food systems. To integrate these components I utilize environmental social science and political ecology methods within a novel and integrative research design for investigating human-environment interactions – resilience assessment. Taking this perspective allows me to investigate impacts across multiple scales, to highlight all impacts – intended or not – for all actors.