Dr. Daisy Tam
Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities & Creative Writing
Hong Kong Baptist University
Daisy is Assistant Professor at the Hong Kong Baptist University where she teaches and does research on urban food systems with a particular focus on food security. Her critical engagement with food began in London where she did her PhD in Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths. Since her return to Hong Kong 5 years ago, she has been focusing her work on food waste, working closely with Food Rescue NGOs to help recover surplus food and distribute it to the needy. She advocates for a food secure city, where good food can be available and accessible to all and drives to build a more ethical and sustainable food system. She believes academic research should benefit society and strives to bring her work to a wider audience, her recent TedX talk reached a live audience of 1200 people and she continues to do public lectures and workshops with the community.