SOAS University of London

Centre for Development, Environment and Policy (CeDEP)

Dr Annabel de Frece

BA (Hons) (SOAS), MSc (Imperial College), PhD (Imperial College)
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Annabel de Frece
Welcome to the Centre for Development, Environment and Policy (CeDEP)

Senior Lecturer, Sustainable Development

SOAS Food Studies Centre


Dr Annabel de Frece
Email address:
+44(0)207 898 4760
SOAS University of London
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Annabel is a Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Development in the Centre for Development, Environment and Policy. Her interests include sustainable development, sustainable and equitable food systems, gender equality and resource use and management. She also has an interest in pedagogy, particularly pedagogy for sustainable development and interdisciplinary learning.

Annabel has tutored and authored CeDEP modules for 15 years. Prior to directing the MSc Sustainable Development, she held a post as Senior Teaching Fellow in the Centre for Food Policy at City University and worked as an Education Coordinator with the Interdisciplinary Food Systems Teaching and Learning Programme (IFSTAL), a consortium of universities delivering online and face to face courses to postgraduates and professionals across the food sector. Annabel has also worked with the University of Accra, IPB University, Bogor, and Makerere University, Kampala in delivering food systems education and she continues to collaborate with these institutions.
Annabel has researched and taught across a number of themes related to development, environment, agriculture, gendered constructions, political economy and culture of food production and has particular expertise in Latin America and West Africa.


Interdisciplinary Systems Teaching and Learning (IFSTAL)

The London Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH)

London International Development Centre (LIDC)

Development Studies Association

Gender and Development Network

Visiting Lecturer, Centre for Food Policy University of London


Programmes Convened
Modules Taught

Programmes Convened

Modules Taught


Annabel is interested in interdisciplinary research projects which investigate sites of multiple inequalities within the following areas:

  • Food systems
  • Sustainability
  • Gender
  • Global environmental change


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Available for
Regional Expertise
  • North America
  • Africa
Country Expertise
  • Ghana
  • Mexico
  • Spanish



Pope, Harley and de Frece, Annabel and Wells, Rebecca and Borrelli, Rosina (2021) 'Developing a Functional Food Systems Literacy for Interdisciplinary Dynamic Learning Networks'. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, (5) 747627.

Ingram, John and Ajates, Raquel and Arnall, Alex and Blake, Lauren and Borrelli, Rosina and Collier, Rosemary and de Frece, Annabel and Häsler, Barbara and Lang, Tim and Pope, Harley and Reed, Kelly and Sykes, Roger and Wells, Rebecca and White, Rebecca (2019) 'A future workforce of food-system analysts'. Nature Food, (1) 1, pp 9-10.

de Frece, Annabel and Poole, Nigel (2008) 'Constructing livelihoods in rural Mexico: milpa in Mayan culture'. Journal of Peasant Studies, (25) 2, pp 335-352.

Monographs and Working Papers

Poole, Nigel and de Frece, Annabel (2010) A Review of Existing Organisational Forms of Smallholder Farmers’ Associations and their Contractual Relationships with other Market Participants in the East and Southern African ACP Region. Rome: FAO, AAACP Paper Series – No. 11.


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