Sarah Elton

 
Sarah Elton

Research Fellow
Public Health Sciences at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Biography: 

Sarah Elton is a doctoral candidate in Social and Behavioural Health
Sciences at the University of Toronto's Dalla Lana School of Public Health
where she researches in the area of ecological public health. For her
dissertation, she is exploring the human-nature relationship in the age of
the Anthropocene by studying humans and the plants they grow for food in
city gardens. By examining human engagement with nonhuman nature and the
agency of nonhuman nature, she hopes to contribute to an understanding of
health and the environment that can attend to the health threats posed by
the food system today, as well as environmental degradation and climate
change. She is supported by a scholarship from the Social Sciences and
Humanities Research Council. Sarah is also a food journalist and author of
several bestselling books, including Consumed: Food for a Finite Planet.