Food and Drink

Webinar: Hutchinson Medal Winners - Mainstream Sustainable Packaging

Webinar: Hutchinson Medal Winners - Mainstream Sustainable Packaging
  • Date From 5th October 2022
  • Date To 5th October 2022
  • Price Free of charge, open to all.
  • Location Online: 19:00 BST. Duration: 1 hour.


Awards presentation of the Hutchinson Medal to this years winners from the University of Sheffield. The winners will present their work and current activities in combining behavioural and environmental sciences to make reusable packaging the mainstream norm.


Rachael Rothman, Professor of Sustainable Chemical Engineering

Rachael Rothman is a Professor of Sustainable Chemical Engineering with expertise in the development and analysis of sustainable processes and clean energy systems. She is the Academic Lead for Sustainability at the University of Sheffield and a founding member of the Circular Economy for Plastics LCA network.

Harriet Baird, Lecturer, University of Sheffield

Harriet Baird is a lecturer in Psychology at the University of Sheffield with interests and expertise in understanding people’s behaviour and behaviour change, particularly with respect to health and environmental behaviours.

Sarah Greenwood, Sustainable & Plastics Consultant, University of Sheffield

Sarah Greenwood MSc (Eng) is a sustainable packaging and plastics consultant with over 25 years’ experience working in industry. Holding degrees in Physics and Polymer Science, she began her career in packaging as a development technologist on high performance packaging films at BP. As a fellow of the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining, she is chair of the North of England Packaging Society and is a member of the IOM3 Packaging leadership group.

Stuart Walker, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Exeter

Stuart Walker is a postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Exeter. After graduating in Mechanical Engineering in 2007, Stuart worked as a low carbon building consultant before undertaking a PhD in Tidal Turbine hydrodynamics. His research is now focused on assessing the environmental impact of Tidal Stream and wind energy and the potential for biologically-based materials. Stuart is a chartered engineer and member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, and a STEM Ambassador.

The material presented in this webinar has not been peer-reviewed. Any opinions are the presenters' own and do not necessarily represent those of IChemE or the Food and Drink Special Interest Group. The information is given in good faith but without any liability on the part of IChemE.


19:00–20:00 BST.


The presentation will be delivered via Microsoft Teams. We recommend downloading the app from the Microsoft website, rather than using the web portal.

You are advised to join the webinar at least ten minutes before the scheduled start time, to allow for your computer to connect.

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