Ruth Hegarty

Ruth Hegarty is a food policy and sustainable food systems specialist. She leads and consults on a wide variety of projects that promote better food environments, food education, local food networks, and a resilient and sustainable food system, as well as being involved in food policy research and advocacy. She is also an experienced facilitator, MC, and writer. Ruth holds a Masters in Food Policy from City, University of London and a Masters in European Economic & Public Affairs from UCD, and lectures in Food Policy at UCC.


  • Breakout 1A: How can food, agriculture, forestry and land use contribute optimally to a wellbeing economy, and what is needed to bring this about?