Senior Policy Manager
Acacia focuses on securing public funding for sustainable protein research and development.
Areas of expertise: sustainable protein research funding, EU and national government science policy, climate and environmental policy.
Acacia works with scientists, policymakers and other organisations to secure government funding for plant-based and cultivated meat innovation, and make researchers aware of funding opportunities. Her background is in European environmental policy, international development in the European Commission, and with New Zealand’s Mission to the EU.
Public research funding
Acacia leads our work to secure public funding for sustainable protein research. Learn more about her work and access R&D resources.
Latest updates from Acacia
UK government invests in cultivated meat commercialisation
The UK government has invested £1 million to develop and commercialise stem cell lines, helping companies produce cultivated meat.
Netherlands to make biggest ever public investment in cellular agriculture
The Dutch government has announced a record €60 million of funding for cultivated meat and precision fermentation.
Almost half of European flexitarians want more plant-based options
Nearly half of European consumers who want to eat less meat by switching to plant-based products think not enough options…
Denmark announces 1 billion kroner for plant-based foods in historic climate agreement
The Danish government has announced over 1.25 billion kroner (€168 million) to advance plant-based foods, as part of an unprecedented…
Horizon Europe announces €32 million for sustainable proteins
Horizon Europe has announced €32 million in funding, in its biggest-ever package of support covering plant-based, cultivated meat and fermentation.