Isla is a social scientist specialising in corporate responsibility & sustainability, cross-sector development partnerships, and food security. She holds a PhD and MSc in Corporate Social Responsibility from Nottingham University Business School and a BA in Development Studies from the University of Sussex. Her doctoral research explored how organisations from different sectors communicate about the issue of global food security and the implications this has for our response to pressing food systems challenges. Isla’s research is informed by practical experience with community development projects in Southern Africa. Her consulting work includes research, analysis, and project management in the areas of inclusive business development, community engagement, and food security & nutrition.