Elizabeth York

Research Fellow

Operations and Information Management


  • Bangor University, BSc Environmental Chemistry (2:1) (2005)
  • Bangor University, PhD, Agricultural Chemistry (Revisions)


Elizabeth York has worked at Aston University since July 2011.  Before joining Aston she worked at Glyndwr University covering maternity leave as a lecturer in Environmental Science.  Her research focuses on the application of Internet technologies to the food and agriculture sector, looking at all stages from food production, processing and logistics, retail and end consumer, considering how existing and future internet and web based technologies can support all actors in the food supply chain.  The work encompasses the use of social media and network to distribute information about food.

Research Interests

  • The Greenhouse Effect
  • Agriculture and food production
  • Social Networking


  1. Georgia R. Koerber, Gareth Edwards-Jones, Paul W. Hill, Lorenç Milà i Canals, Philip Nyeko, Elizabeth H. York and Davey L. Jones (2009) Geographical variation in carbon dioxide fluxes from soils in agro-ecosystems and its implications for life-cycle assessment.  Journal of Applied Ecology 46:306-314.

  2. G. Edwards-Jones, K. Plassmann, E.H. York, B. Hounsome, D.L. Jones, L. Milà i Canals (2009) Vulnerability of exporting nations to the development of a carbon label in the United Kingdom.  Environmental Science & Policy 12:479-490.

  3. Gareth Edwards-Jones, Llorenç Milà i Canals, Natalia Hounsome, Monica Truninger, Georgia Koerber, Barry Hounsome, Paul Cross, Elizabeth H. York, Almuden Hospido, Katharina Plassmann, Ian M. Harris, Rhiannon T. Edwards, Graham A.S. Day, A. Deri Tomos, Sarah J. Cowell and David L. Jones (2008) Testing the assertion that 'local food is best': the challenges of an evidence-based approach.  Trends in Food Science & Technology 19:265-274.

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