Dr Trent Grassian has a varied professional and research background, including earning a PhD in Social Policy from the University of Kent in 2019, a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Exeter and a Bachelor's in Anthropology and Feminist Studies from Wesleyan University. He also has years of experience as a Special Needs Education teacher and in educational research and the non-profit sector.
For his PhD, Trent conducted research with non-profit organisations promoting meat reduction and veg*nism, in the largest study of its kind and has given presentations all over the world about the project. The project is mixed methods, incorporating a longitudinal survey, focus groups and individual interviews with campaign staff and participants. The full dissertation is freely available online, as well as a summary report. He also contributed to the seminal volume Environmental Nutrition (ed. Joan Sabaté), authoring a chapter entitled Food Policy: Where does environmental nutrition fit in?, and has additional publications currently in the pipeline.
His other research interests include behaviour change, systems thinking approaches, humane education and policy and intervention effectiveness. You can follow his work via his blog, For Us All, or get in touch with him via email.