Dr Rebecca Sandover
Associate Research Fellow


Currently researching Social Food Networks via a project with Food Exeter. (alongside Prof. Stewart Barr) using deliberative research methods to co-develop strategies for developing effective local food networks that can contribute to a range of sustainability-related environmental, social and economic goals. With a focus on the processes and practices of the network, this project is running a community focused workshop, hosted on a local farm, to explore the development of the network.

Previously worked on Prof. Stephen Hinchliffe's Contagion project that is investigating the diffusion of ideas and cultural change through the means of social media as well as exploring such diffusions within the financial sector and through the spread of disease.

I have completed my PhD at The University of Exeter that researched cultural Allotment practices. This was undertaken on two allotment sites in Somerset. I am active within both Geography's NAMBIO research group as well as The RGS-IBG Social Cultural Geography Research Group where I was a postgraduate rep between 2011-2013 and am now the Conference Officer.

Broad Research Interests:

  • Visceral Learning
  • Relational Materialism
  • Alternative Food Networks
  • Community Engagement
  • Exploring Viral Processes
  • Social Media


PhD (University of Exeter)
BA (Hons) (University of Exeter)

Contact details

AddressAmory Building
University of Exeter
Rennes Drive

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