Samuel Wairimu

Cumberland Lodge Fellow, 2023-25


Hi, I’m Samuel. I am an interdisciplinary food systems PhD student at the Natural Resources Institute of the University of Greenwich, under the United Kingdom Food Systems – Centre for Doctoral Training (UKFS-CDT) funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). 

My doctoral research investigates how children and adolescents interact with their food environments and the subsequent impact on their diets and health outcomes. 

Prior to my current studies, I completed an MSc in Agriculture and Development from the University of Reading funded by the Chevening Scholarship, and a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) degree from the University of Nairobi.

I have more than a decade of experience in business development, private-sector development consulting, and interdisciplinary food systems research. 

In my leisure time, I’m an enthusiastic reader and maintain a blog and a YouTube channel where I share insights on personal and academic development. Additionally, I have a passion for running, which I enjoy as a means of staying active and healthy.