Quality Board

To help us in our work, we have asked experts from around Europe to take a critical look at our planned course and how it works. We are extremely grateful to the following who have agreed to give freely of their time to advise the project.


Minna-Maari works as Principal Lecturer of Corporate Responsibility at Haaga-Helia, where she oversees curriculum development, teaching and the company and social outreach related to CSR. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Jyväskylä. Her dissertation focused on the industry wide sustainability effects of technology investments (2001). Minna-Maari has written books on corporate responsibility and the sharing economy as well as various articles in scientific journals. She has lived and worked abroad. Her areas of interest and expertise are corporate responsibility, sharing economy, disruptive business models, sustainability marketing and communication and strategic CSR.


Amanda Mc Cloat B.Ed. (Home Economics), M.A. (Education), M.Sc. (Food Policy) is Head of the Home Economics Dept. at St. Angela’s College, Sligo, Ireland. She has extensive experience teaching, lecturing and researching in Home Economics/Home Economics education at post primary and third level. Amanda is an Executive Council member of IFHE. Her research interests include Home Economics, education for sustainable development and responsible living, and food education. She is currently involved in national and European research projects on these areas.


Sylvia Lorek is working as a researcher and policy consultant for sustainable consumption. She holds a Ph.D. in consumer economics based on degrees in home economics and nutrition and macro economics. This provides her with the tools – the individual micro-economic and the societal macroeconomic – for a well-founded analysis of the contexts, in which the scientific and societal discourses about sustainable consumption take place.

Prof. Nina Langen chairs the department Education for Sustainable Nutrition and Food Science at Technical University Berlin. Her research interest is on sustainability transitions in the field of ethical food consumption (out-of home) and food waste. Her expertise is analyzing determinants of consumer behavior and purchase decision making in laboratories and the field e.g. via nudging, participation and information strategies.

Anne Ehringhaus is Principal Consultant at ECCO., a consulting firm specializing in intercultural team building workshops and cultural competence development. She has been engaged in conceptual work that incorporates cultural competence as an indicator of sustainability. Anne integrates sustainability concepts in her work by focusing on the aspects of wellbeing and healthy systems.

Anne holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Koblenz-Landau and is a certified Systemic Organizational Consultant through the Institute of Systemic Consulting in Wiesloch, Germany. She is also a certified practitioner of Process-oriented Embodiment-focused Psychotherapy. Anne has presented at intercultural conferences and at universities.

A native of Germany, Anne has supported groups and individuals in the US, Germany and Indonesia since 1998. After having lived in the US for 15 years, she moved back to Germany where she currently works as a Clinical Psychologist supporting families and migrants.


Dr. Ilze Beitane sc.ing., associate professor at the Latvia University of Agriculture, Faculty of Food Technology, was born in Latvia, Jelgava in 1976. In 2008 I defended PhD thesis and obtained doctoral degree in food science. Main topics of research: functional food and nutrition. I have more than 20 scientific publications and I took part in several European and national projects.


Gregor Torkar is associate professor of biology education working in the Department of Biology, Chemistry and Home Economics at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Education in Slovenia. His academic research interests include biology education, nature conservation, environmental education and education for sustainable living. He is a co-editor and co-author of a series of active methodology toolkits for sustainable living, and currently involved in national and international research projects on these areas.


Dr. Hosea Lupambo Chishala PhD, MSc. (Higher Education) MBA is the Vice Chancellor of Rockview University, Lusaka, Zambia. Having sat on the National Examinations Board as an Examiner of Home Economics, teaching and lecturing the subject for the past 15 years, he takes great interest in channeling his energies toward the attainment of sustainable development goals relevant to his spearheading of the development of Home Economics in Zambia.