Young Leaders Program working group: Obesity
Primary title/position: Consultant
Institution: Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response
Country of origin: Norway
Country of residence: Sweden
Areas of expertise: Systems thinking, food systems, food/health/sustainability nexus, co-creation processes
Languages spoken: Norwegian, English
LinkedIn: Elin Bergstrøm
Elin Bergstrøm is an interdisciplinary systems thinker with a passion for sustainable systems change, and with a particular interest in the interlinkages between food, health and sustainability. Elin currently works as a Consultant for the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response, where she supports the evaluation of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, Elin worked as a Policy Officer at EAT, an international organisation focused on global food system transformation. She coordinated EAT’s involvement in the EU Horizon 2020 research project called CO-CREATE, aiming to reduce overweight and obesity among youth by involving and empowering youth themselves to create, disseminate and implement evidence-based obesity-preventive policies. She was also actively involved in EAT’s activities in the Asia- Pacific and Indonesia, including the inaugural EAT Asia-Pacific Food Forum in 2017 and the launch of the EAT-Lancet report in 2019, both held in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Elin holds a MSc in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science from Lund University, Sweden and a BA in Human Geography from the University of Oslo, Norway. She also studied at Universidad Mayor de San Andres in La Paz, Bolivia.
On her spare time, Elin enjoys hiking and skiing in the mountains, as well as travelling, baking and crocheting.