Combining food waste with social enterprise as a research topic was an obvious choice for Sam, as she developed her interest in social enterprise through a job role in 2012 and then again through her Masters degree, and food waste has been an issue which has concerned her since she was very young. She says that the opportunity to work in this area is exciting to her and is looking forward to finding out what is happening and how progress can be best made in this area.
Her Masters dissertation formed a pilot study for the PhD research, and she was awarded Santander funding to conduct her research on location in Boston, USA.
Her personal interests outside of academia include travelling, board games, cooking (and eating!), swimming and spending time with friends.