Daisy Tam is Associate Professor at the Department of Humanities and Creative Writing at the Hong Kong Baptist University where she teaches and researches urban food systems and practices with a particular focus on food security. She spearheads research in this area in Hong Kong and works in an interdisciplinary and innovative manner by bringing together the arts and sciences. Her work has been featured on SCMP, Green Queen , TedX amongst others.
In 2018, she won the Fulbright-RGC Senior Scholar Award to conduct research at MIT’s Urban Risk Lab. Her project, “Crowdsourcing Food Rescue – a new approach to Food Security and Urban Resilience” is a technological and theoretical undertaking that investigates the capacity of networked approaches to collecting surplus food in the city. The project advances research in the area of food security and waste reduction, increase resilience for the socially vulnerable and contribute to sustainable urban development in the face of climate change.
Daisy received her PhD in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths, University of London and holds an MA in Comparative Literature from University College London. She grew up in Hong Kong and graduated with a BA in Comparative Literature at the University of Hong Kong.
Apart from food related research, she is also involved in improving the lives of migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong. She is the Board Director of Enrich – an organisation that empowers women through financial literacy training.