Portrait of Kirsten Larsen

Kirsten Larsen

Kirsten Larsen has been investigating the ins and outs of all things food for around eight years. From a background in state government sustainability, climate and food policy, Kirsten turned to systemic analysis of food security and sustainability and has been involved in the development and implementation of food policies at state and local government levels, including the City of Melbourne.

With the Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab at the University of Melbourne, she is involved in food systems analysis including a major project modelling the resilience of the food supply for the Australian economy.

Kirsten balances thinking and talking with doing ... by actively working on innovations, social enterprises and systems to transform food systems. She has lead the pilot of a Wholesale Food Hub in Melbourne’s South East and is a co-founder of the not for profit OpenFood Network, an online marketplace for local food.