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Operational team profile

Klara Kalocsay

Head of Research Strategy

Klara leads Food Frontier’s research capabilities, working to identify and address the most pressing evidence gaps in the field of alternative proteins, either through Food Frontier research or working with academics and research organisations across the region. Klara works across qualitative and quantitative primary data collection, as well as synthesising the existing literature surrounding alternative proteins – including the food system, the environment and health – making it accessible for Food Frontier’s stakeholders. As both a nutritionist and science communicator, Klara brings varied expertise to her work leading the research, data analytics and writing that underpins Food Frontier’s analyses, publications, resources and government submissions. Joining Food Frontier in early 2020, Klara has authored multiple reports, including Food Frontier’s 2020 nutritional analysis “Plant-based meats: A healthier choice?” She began her career in Sydney at global agencies Ogilvy Public Relations and Sling & Stone, supporting communications and government relations for major technology firms and start-up clients like Twitter and Xero. A growing interest in nutrition, food systems and public health inspired a return to university, where her love of research and data flourished. Klara simultaneously worked in-house at Uber Australia, supporting internal communications, regulatory systems change and serving as a member of the Green Team. Prior to joining Food Frontier, Klara worked in health promotion and food policy in a local government setting. Klara’s expertise in the field of alternative proteins has been recognised with an Adjunct Fellowship at Macquarie University, and she is a member of the Australian Health Promotion Association.

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