Lisa-Marie Hemerijckx is an FWO PhD fellow at the KU Leuven department of Earth and Environmental sciences. She obtained a MSc in Geography (GIS and spatial modelling) from KU Leuven in 2018 where she assessed suburbanisation processes in Paramaribo, Suriname. She is currently studying the role of rapid urbanisation in transforming food systems in African cities, with the main focus on Kampala, Uganda. This research is supervised by Prof. Dr. Anton Van Rompaey. Lisa-Marie’s main research interests are in the geographies of urbanisation, social segregation and food systems.