Dr Catherine Macombe HdR, is an agronomist and an ingénieur des Ponts, des Eaux et des Forêts. She helds a PhD in Management Science from Clermont Ferrand I University, and the HdR (habilitation à diriger la recherche) in Management Sciences. She is a researcher at Cemagref since 2002, and joined the ITAP research Unit at Irstea Montpellier, in October 2009. She is working on the delivering of methods devoted to assess social impacts caused by future or past changes along the life cycle of products. She is collaborating with about fifteen social scientists, within the group ELSA-social LCA. Theses are dealing mainly with food product industries, but the methods might be relevant for other fields.
Topic: Social Life cycle assessment