Beth Timmers

PhD candidate

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Beth Timmers is a PhD candidate in the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability (SERS) at the University of Waterloo.

Beth is an environmental social scientist studying food system sustainability, critically farming and food in low- and middle- income countries. Her doctoral research investigates connections between domestic agriculture and food security across rural and urban spaces in Jamaica and self-reliance in Jamaica’s food system. This project is funded by the International Development Research Centre’s Doctoral Research Award and a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship.

Prior to joining Waterloo’s Faculty of Environment, Beth the received the International Development Centre’s Research Award in Agriculture and Food Security and has also worked with the CGIAR’s WorldFish Center in Penang, Malaysia. She holds a Master’s degree in Global Development Studies from Queen’s University and an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Winnipeg. Beth is passionate about interdisciplinarity, applied research, intercultural learning and diverse economies.