Shannon McLaughlin

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Agricultural, food, and development economist at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB). Researching food and nutrition security, climate change mitigation as well as sustainable production food systems. I have a Ph.D. in agricultural economics studying the effects of weather and climate shocks on food and nutrition security in Malawi, Sub-Saharan Africa. I graduated from QUB with a first-class B.Sc. Honours in Food Quality, Safety, and Nutrition in 2018. Currently working as a researcher at the Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) on projects relating to Net Zero livestock production systems as well as promoting the quality of livestock products such as beef.


Achieved my PhD in 2022 (

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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