About Dr Lilly Da Gama

The Food Waste Doctor is run by Dr Lilly Da Gama. Lilly completed her PhD on the topic of ‘Managing the incorporation of consumer food waste into packaging development: A cross-case analysis of the UK packaged food sector’. The research focused on exploring the development of packaging's functionality in order to address the causes of consumer food waste and exploring how organisations manage the environmental balance between food and packaging waste levels.

In the course of her PhD, Lilly was registered as a Food Waste Specialist Consultant for the United Nations, Food and Agriculture Organisation. In 2016 she undertook a training course on environmental assessment and was subsequently registered as an Associate Practitioner with the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment.

Lilly is currently undertaking a Masters degree in Nutrition in order to further explore the relationship between food waste and nutrition.