Dr Katerina Psarikidou

Senior Research Associate - N8 AgriFood Knowledge Exchange


Katerina is a Senior Research and Knowledge Exchange Fellow at Centre for the Study of Environmental Change and the Centre for Mobilities Research of the Department of Sociology. She is currently working for the 5-year, 16M HEFCE-funded N8 AgriFood Resilience Programme (http://www.n8agrifood.ac.uk/) which is based on a research collaboration amongst the 8 most research-intensive universities in the North of England, called the N8 Research Partnership (http://www.n8research.org.uk/).

She holds a PhD in Sociology from Lancaster University and an MA in Bioethics. In the past, she has worked as researcher for interdisciplinary and cooperative research projects funded by the EU and UK research councils. She also has research experience working with and for Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) across the EU.

Throughout her research work, Katerina has published papers and delivered talks that aim to unpack the sustainability and innovation potential of alternative agro-food and mobility practices. Katerina is specifically interested in questions of social sustainability of such initiatives and the moral economy embedded in such practices. She is also interested in exploring the alternative innovation potential of such practices. In this context, she is also interested in questions of power and inequalities.

Towards a meaning-ful analysis of the temporalities of mobility practices: Implications for sustainability
Psarikidou, A. 01/2018 In: Demanding Energy. London : Palgrave Macmillan p. 99-119. 21 p. ISBN: 9783319619903. Electronic ISBN: 9783319619910.

Local Food Hubs in Deprived Areas: An 'Action Pack' for community organisations
Psarikidou, A., Kaloudis, C., Fielden, A., Reynolds, C. 2018 Lancaster : Lancaster University. 42 p. ISBN: 9781862203549.

Dataset of the livability performance of the City of Birmingham, UK, as measured by its citizen wellbeing, resource security, resource efficiency and carbon emissions
Leach, J.M., Lee, S.E., Boyko, C.T., Coulton, C.J., Cooper, R., Smith, N., Joffe, H., Büchs, M., Hale, J.D., Sadler, J.P., Braithwaite, P.A., Blunden, L.S., De Laurentiis, V., Hunt, D.V., Bahaj, A.S., Barnes, K., Bouch, C.J., Bourikas, L., Cavada, M., Chilvers, A., Clune, S.J., Collins, B., Cosgrave, E., Dunn, N., Falkingham, J., James, P., Kwami, C., Locret-Collet, M., Medda, F., Ortegon, A., Pollastri, S., Popan, C., Psarikidou, K., Tyler, N., Urry, J., Wu, Y., Zeeb, V., Rogers, C.D. 12/2017 In: Data in Brief. 15, p. 691-695. 5 p.
Journal article

The Little Book of Mobilities in the City
Psarikidou, A. 12/2017 Lancaster : Lancaster University. 43 p. ISBN: 9781862203457.

How sharing can contribute to more sustainable cities
Boyko, C.T., Clune, S.J., Cooper, R., Coulton, C.J., Dunn, N.S., Pollastri, S., Leach, J.M., Bouch, C., Cavada, M., De Laurentiis, V., Goodfellow-Smith, M., Hale, J., Hunt, D., Lee, S., Locret-Collet, M., Sadler, J.P., Ward, J., Rogers, C.D., Popan, C., Psarikidou, A., Urry, J.R., Blunden, L., Bourikas, L., Buchs, M., Falkingham, J., Harper, M., James, P., Kamanda, M., Sanches, T., Turner, P., Wu, P., Bahaj, A., Ortegon, A., Barnes, K., Cosgrave, E., Honeybone, P., Joffe, H., Kwami, C., Zeeb, V., Collins, B., Tyler, N. 29/04/2017 In: Sustainability. 9, 5, 16 p.
Journal article

Food relocalisation for environmental sustainability in Cumbria
Levidow, L., Psarikidou, A. 2016 In: Sustainable agriculture and food supply. Apple Academic Press ISBN: 9781771883849. Electronic ISBN: 9781771883856.

Re-thinking innovation through a moral economy lens: the case of alternative agro-food and mobility practices
Psarikidou, K. 02/2015 In: Ephemera : Theory and Politics in Organization. 15, 1, p. 67-93. 27 p.
Journal article

Societies beyond oil: oil dregs and social futures
Psarikidou, K. 2014 In: Foresight. 16, 6, 8 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Re-imagining sustainable agro-food futures: alternative bio-economies in a knowledge society era
Psarikidou, K. 4/12/2012 Lancaster University. 350 p.
Doctoral Thesis

Growing the social: alternative agro-food networks and social sustainability in the urban ethical foodscape
Psarikidou, K., Szerszynski, B. 21/02/2012 In: Sustainability : Science, Practice, and Policy. 8, 1, p. 30-39. 10 p.
Journal article

Making local food sustainable in Manchester
Levidow, L., Psarikidou, K. 2012 In: Sustainable food planning : evolving theory and practice. Wageningen : Wageningen Academic Publishers ISBN: 9789086861873.

The moral economy of civic food networks in Manchester
Psarikidou, K., Szerszynski, B. 2012 In: International Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food. 19, 3, p. 309-327. 19 p.
Journal article

Food Relocalisation for Environmental Sustainability in Cumbria
Levidow, L., Psarikidou, K. 20/04/2011 In: Sustainability. 3, 4, p. 692-719. 28 p.
Journal article

Review on 'Technoscientific Reconstruction of Capitalism'
Psarikidou, K. 03/2011 In: EASST Review. 30, 1, 2 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Science and Community-based Environmental Activism, Mediterranean Coastal Biodiversity and the EU: the Caretta Caretta: case in Greece.
Kousis, M., Psarikidou, K. 2011 In: Contested Mediterranean spaces: ethnographic essays in honour of Charles Tilly.. New York : Bergahn Books ISBN: 9780857451323.

Urban Agriculture as Community Engagement in Manchester
Levidow, L., Price, B., Psarikidou, K., Szerszynski, B., Wallace, H. 09/2010 In: Urban Agriculture Magazine. 24, p. 43-45. 3 p.
Journal article

Environmental ethics and biodiversity policy in tourism: the Caretta-caretta case in Greece
Psarikidou, K. 04/2008 In: Tourismos : an International Multidisciplinary Journal of Tourism. 3, 1, p. 153-168. 16 p.
Journal article

Bioethics and Biodiversity: The Caretta caretta Case in Greece
Psarikidou, K. 2008 In: Bioethics Review. 1, 1, p. 147-151. 5 p.
Journal article

The GM Golden Rice: A biotechnological and sociological approach (in greek)
Psarikidou, K., Rasidaki, M., Mygiaki, A. 09/2006 In: BIO. 12, 16
Journal article

Sustainability Narratives on Caretta Caretta: Evidence from Zakynthos and Crete
Kousis, M., Psarikidou, K. 2006 In: Proceedings of the 2006 Naxos International Conference on Sustainable Management and Development of Mountainous and Island Areas. Naxos : Department of Forestry and Management of the Environment and Natural Resources, Democritus University of Thrace p. 240-246. 7 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Tourism, the Environmental Habitats Directive and Caretta caretta in Greece
Psarikidou, K. 2005 In: Mediterranean Tourism Beyond the Coastline: New Trends in Tourism and the Social Organisation of Space. Ziti p. 499-521. 23 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)