Luke Metelerkamp (Food Systems)

PhD Candidate

Supervisors: Prof Scott Drimie (Food Systems), Prof Reinette (Oonsie) Biggs

Field of research

  • Food systems


Luke has been based at the Sustainability Institute in Stellenbosch since 2009 where he was the head of the Food Systems team from 2014 until 2016. Currently, he is a research fellow with the Food Systems Centre. He is a researcher at the CST, an Extraordinary Lecturer on Stellenbosch University’s MPhil in Sustainable Development and founder of SI Explorers which runs immersive learning journeys for post-graduate students in South Africa, India and Nepal.

Luke’s research focus lies at the intersect between youth unemployment, skills development and food system reform. Past research clients include Ernst & Young, WWF, GIZ, DIFID.

He holds a BA in Applied Design, an MPhil in Sustainable Development and is currently enrolled for a PhD at Stellenbosch University.