Rounaq’s expertise lies in in human factors research and its application to sustainability and Net Zero challenges within the agri-food sector. Their research focusses on human geography, with a particular interest in integrating social sustainability focussed interventions within the Net Zero and food insecurity realm, using mostly user-centred and citizen science methods. Dr Nayak has a particular interest in food aid programmes (e.g., food banks, community hubs, community kitchens, larders, pantries and other such entities). They are an Early Career Researcher and have been awarded the prestigious British Academy Grant (2022-2024) along with other grants to carry out exploratory studies in the agri-food sector to explore food poverty, food safety culture and forced labour within the global agri-food sector. Dr Nayak frequently contributes to academic journals and has contributed to Policy Briefings and Calls for Evidence on the impact of the cost-of-living crisis on food security by the UK Parliament.