Chrysa Lamprinopoulou's profile
Name

Dr Chrysa Lamprinopoulou

Title

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Organisation

Science Technology and Innovation Studies

E-Mail Telephone

+44 (0)1316502447

Website

www.upland-resilience.org

Twitter
Address

2.81 Old Surgeons' Hall

High School Yards

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

eh1 1LZ

Chrysa is an economist and social science researcher specialised in identifying the enabling and inhibiting critical factors within and outwith the boundaries of individual businesses/value chains/innovative systems, with the aim of assessing their potential for transformative change to foster sustainability, resilience and food security.

She is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Science, Technology and Innovation Studies (STIS), working on the BBSRC-funded ResULTS (the role of livestock in food system resilience in remote, upland regions) project. She investigates the key structures and mechanisms that strengthen resilience in times of increasing volatility and uncertainty for threatened systems characterised by high interconnectivity as well as risks of internal failure or external shocks.

Chrysa has been trained as an agricultural economist at the Agricultural University of Athens and holds a MSc degree in International Agricultural and Food Marketing from the Newcastle University. In 2009, she completed her PhD at the Business School of the University of Edinburgh on how agrifood SME networks evolve, investigating the dynamics and interplay between contextual factors and network features, and their role in network evolution and performance. 

She then carried out postdoctoral work, as a marketing economist, conducting social research on value chains and innovation systems in the Scottish agricultural and food sector, as part of the Scottish Government’s Strategic Research Programme, before taking up her current role in March 2018.

Chrysa is broadly interested in applying both qualitative and quantitative (including advanced marketing multivariate analyses) methods of social sciences for tackling societal challenges in food security and sustainability. This includes the application of theories of Complex Adaptive Systems; microeconomic analyses; advanced marketing multivariate analyses; qualitative research methods and the Innovation System approach to assess long-term sustainability, risk and resilience in food systems.

Much of her work focuses on developing integrated assessment tools to evaluate the current

·      policy framework (e.g. on innovation, food hygiene, sustainability),

·      certain food sectors’ competitiveness,

·      Scottish and Dutch agrifood innovation & knowledge system’s merits and failures, and their underlying reasons

and identify pathways to implement an enhancing environment.

Past research has revealed a range of factors such as inappropriate physical and knowledge infrastructures, incoherence of institutional frameworks, or lack of specific capabilities may have a negative impact.

Throughout her career, Chrysa has excelled at analysing the challenges of multiple stakeholders and their conflicting perspectives/attitudes/motivations, as well as the innovation-governance-stakeholder interactions, including the evolving policy, regulatory and governance context.

Research Interests

Transition studies Policy construction organizations and institutions Technology and society governance

Current Projects

She is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Science, Technology and Innovation Studies (STIS), working on the BBSRC-funded ResULTS (the role of livestock in food system resilience in remote, upland regions) project. She investigates the key structures and mechanisms that strengthen resilience in times of increasing volatility and uncertainty for threatened systems characterised by high interconnectivity as well as risks of internal failure or external shocks.

Dr Chrysa Lamprinopoulou has not added any teaching activity to this section yet.

PhD Topics

ON GOING Sam Beechener - How co-innovation with respect to sustainable intensification impacts on scaling in the context of the New Zealand agri-food sector.

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