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Centre for Food Policy

Welcome to the Centre for Food Policy

Welcome

Welcome to the Centre for Food Policy! We are one of the very few places in the world dedicated to studying, teaching and influencing food policy. Established in 1994, the Centre pioneered what was then a new approach to food policy, an approach that brings together policies that affect food production and consumption, supply chains, processing, retail, marketing and the impacts on environment and livelihoods, health and nutrition and so on. This holistic, food systems approach is the core of who we are and what we do.  It’s the way we will find solutions to so many problems in the world today.

Our perspective is global. While people experience their food system at a local level, what happens in the food system in one place is affected by what goes on elsewhere. What happens in wealthier countries affects low and middle income countries and vice versa. Better policies are needed at the local, national and global levels to leverage these connections and influence change.

This integrated approach is at core of our unique Masters programme. We educate students from all over the world. The aim is to equip these decision-makers of tomorrow with food systems thinking as a practical skill they can use in the real world of food and food policy.  That our students come from such a variety of backgrounds -- many disciplines, many professions -- mean we learn from our students, and they learn from each other.

Our students also have access to the pioneering IFSTAL (Innovative Food Systems Teaching and Learning) initiative which we co-manage with four other universities which is building a cohort of professionals with new food systems thinking skills for the workplace.

We are very proud of our alumni. Our employability stats -- the highest of our School -- reflect the range of opportunities available to our graduates. For example, our alumni run NGOs and progressive food businesses, work in government and UN agencies, and have established great careers in journalism in academia.

The scope of our research is wide, with projects ranging from cooking skills, sustainable diets,  city food policies and the role of media. Our PhD students work all over the world -- from Ireland to India -- looking for the answers that only a food lens can provide.

We aim to make a difference. Based on a history of engaging with the NGO community, our Food Research Collaboration works to encourage effective collaboration between academics and NGOs. We connect with the policy community at all levels. We run seminars that provoke creative thinking. We bring what we learn into our research and into our teaching.

This an exciting and challenging time to be working in food policy and we look forward to working in partnership with others to take this important agenda forward.

Our website provides more information about us. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch.

Professor Corinna  Hawkes
Director, Centre for Food Policy

Our people

Academic Staff

Professor Corinna Hawkes

nullDr Corinna Hawkes joined the Centre for Food Policy in January 2016 as Professor. She is a specialist in the links between food policy, food systems, diet and health who regularly advises governments, international agencies and NGOs. She also serves as Co-Chair of the Independent Expert Group of the Global Nutrition Report, an international report tracking progress in malnutrition in all its forms across the globe. She sits on the Lancet Commission on Obesity and the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food).

Corinna has in the past worked for the World Health Organization (Geneva), the International Food Policy Research Institute (Washington DC) and in 2009-2010, held a fellowship at the School of Public Health at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Between 2012 and 2015 she was Head of Policy and Public Affairs at World Cancer Research Fund International, where she established the NOURISHING Policy Framework for healthy diets and obesity.

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Dr Claire Marris

Professor Martin Caraher

Martin CaraherMartin is professor in food and health policy at Centre for Food Policy at City University London. He originally trained as an environmental health officer in Dublin. After working in the north west of Ireland he developed an interest in the public health and health promotion aspects of the work. He spent some time working in the Irish and the English health services managing health promotion and public health services respectively.

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Professor Tim Lang

nullTim Lang has been Professor of Food Policy at City University London's Centre for Food Policy since 2002. After a PhD in social psychology at Leeds University, he became a hill farmer in the 1970s which shifted his attention to food policy, where it has been ever since. For over 35 years, he's engaged in academic and public research and debate about its direction, locally to globally. His abiding interest is how policy addresses the environment, health, social justice, and citizens.

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Honorary research fellows

Dr Rachel Carey

Dr Rachel Carey is a qualitative research specialist with a background in consumer research. She has a Masters degree in Food Policy from the Centre for Food Policy, City University London and a PhD from Manchester University.

She is a Research Fellow at the Food Alliance in the Food Policy Unit at Deakin University (Melbourne, Australia) and also at the Centre for Commercial Law and Regulatory Studies at Monash University (Melbourne, Australia). Her research interests focus on food policy analysis, food systems planning and sustainability, city food systems and water and food security.

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Dr Charlie Clutterbuck

nullDr Charlie Clutterbuck has been a Research Fellow in Food Policy at City University London since May 2003. Having graduated with three degrees in agricultural science, he worked in the 1970s for British Society for Social Responsibility campaigning against pollution at work, in the environment and food. He founded Hazards Bulletin (now Hazards) in the mid 1970s. He then worked for twenty years as a Senior Lecturer in trade union education at Blackburn College, Lancashire, focussing on the work environment. For over ten years, he has run his own business developing web-based learning materials to encourage people at work to improve health and the environment.

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Professor John Coveney

John Coveney is Professor in the Discipline of Public Health and Associate Dean in the School of Medicine at Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia. He has worked in clinical nutrition, and community and public health in Papua New Guinea, Australia and UK.

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Professor Jane Dixon

Dr Jane Dixon is Senior Fellow at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University. For much of 2016 she is based at the Centre for Food Policy as a Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor. For 15 years, she has been conducting research at the intersection of sociology and public health, with a focus on the cultural, social and health impacts of food system transformations. Prior to this research track she was national coordinator of the Health Inequalities Research Collaboration, helping to establish the International Society for Equity in Health. Her current research centres on: whether competition law can be used to regulate supermarkets for community welfare objectives; the relationship between food consumption trends and producer livelihoods; how labour market timescapes influence health practice timescapes. In recent applied research, she has been an advisor to the WHO Western Pacific Regional Office and has written a Food Systems Position Paper for the International Union of Health Promotion and Education. She is a Visiting Research Fellow with the International Institute for Global Health, United Nations University, Kuala Lumpur.

Recent publications include:

Dixon, J. (2015) Food systems. Oxford Bibliographies of Public Health

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Dr Michael Heasman

Dr Michael Heasman has worked in the area of food and nutrition policy for more than 25 years as a social science researcher, teacher, writer, and consultant in the European Union, U.S., Canada, Japan, Australia, and China for business, public, and civil society organizations.

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Professor Mark Lawrence

Mark is a Professor in Public Health Nutrition at Deakin University, Australia. He has 30 years experience working in food policy at local, state, national and international levels. Mark's research interests focus on food systems and sustainability, and the science and politics of policy-making associated with protecting and promoting public health nutrition. Mark teaches at postgraduate level in food policy and food regulation, and is the coordinator of the University's postgraduate public health nutrition programme.

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Dr Geof Rayner

nullDuring the 1970s and 1980s, Dr Geof Rayner worked in various academic positions including London University and City University London, New York. From 1985 to 1992 he was Manager of the Lambeth Health Liaison Unit, a joint body of the London Borough of Lambeth and the West Lambeth and Camberwell Health Authorities. From 1992 to the present, Dr Rayner has been a consultant specialising in public health policy. He is currently a contractor for the European Commission on a two year project examining food industry governance in the 27 countries of the EU. Alongside his links with City University London he is Professor Associate in Public Health at Brunel University. He is a director of a farm in the Midlands and chair of several commercial and not-for-profit companies, including Photofusion Photography Centre, in London.

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Teaching Fellows for IFSTAL

Visiting academics

Professor Jane Dixon

Dr Jane Dixon is Senior Fellow at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University. For much of 2016 she is based at the Centre for Food Policy as a Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor. For 15 years, she has been conducting research at the intersection of sociology and public health, with a focus on the cultural, social and health impacts of food system transformations. Prior to this research track she was national coordinator of the Health Inequalities Research Collaboration, helping to establish the International Society for Equity in Health. Her current research centres on: whether competition law can be used to regulate supermarkets for community welfare objectives; the relationship between food consumption trends and producer livelihoods; how labour market timescapes influence health practice timescapes. In recent applied research, she has been an advisor to the WHO Western Pacific Regional Office and has written a Food Systems Position Paper for the International Union of Health Promotion and Education. She is a Visiting Research Fellow with the International Institute for Global Health, United Nations University, Kuala Lumpur.

Recent publications include:

Dixon, J. (2015) Food systems. Oxford Bibliographies of Public Health

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Professor Sergio Schneider

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Current PhD students

Ceyhun Gungor

PhD work

Learning and knowledge transfer processes of non-competitive collaborative groups and their role in shaping food sustainability policy.

Education

  • 2014 – present: PhD Candidate, Centre for Food Policy (City University London)
  • 2012 – 2014: MA (distinction) Human Geography and Global Studies (Eberhard Karls University Tubingen / Germany)
  • 2009 – 2012: BSc Geography (University of Augsburg / Germany)

See Ceyhun Gungor's full profile

Karl-Axel Lindgren

PhD work

A food policy analysis of the Indian National Food Security Act, and its potential impact on the urban poor.

Education

  • 2014-present: PhD Candidate, Centre for Food Policy (City University London)
  • 2012-2013: MSc Food Policy (City University London)
  • 2009-2012: BA Sociology (University of York)

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Jannie Armstrong

PhD work

Competing Claims in a Changing World: An Interpretive Analysis of Food Security Discourse in Lao PDR.

Education

  • 2010-present: PhD Candidate, Centre for Food Policy, School of Health Sciences, City University London
  • 2007-2009: City University, London, Master of Sciences, with distinction, Food Policy
    Awarded the Worshipful Company of Farmers prize for food policy and agriculture, 2009
  • 1990-1994: Vassar College, New York, United States
    Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude

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Hannah Brinsden

PhD work

Monitoring the food industry: the role of advocacy and the definition of the public good

Education and Experience

  • BSc (Hons) Nutrition & Food Science, The University of Reading
  • Worked at Consensus Action on Salt and Health for 3 years, working on and taking forward the UK's salt reduction policy.
  • Hannah has since taken a research post with The International Association for the Study of Obesity/International Obesity Taskforce (IASO/IOTF), where she will be researching and developing their advocacy programme.

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Harvey Ells

PhD work

Street food markets and consumer wellbeing: a study of developed urban city centres

Education

  • Part-time PhD research student, Centre for Food Policy, City University London
  • MA Learning and Development, University of Brighton
  • MSc Food Policy, City University London

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Janice Moorhouse

PhD work

Reconnection: marketing fresh produce in the post-Curry era

Education

  • BSc (Hons) Business and Administration
  • Certificate in Education (FE)
  • MA Marketing
  • PG Diploma in Research Methods

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Sharon Noonan-Gunning

PhD work

Food, family and obesity: Are parents the unheard stakeholders in food and obesity policy?

Education

  • Bsc (Hons) Nutrition and Dietetics (London Metropolitan University)
  • Post Graduate Diploma Epidemiology  (London School Hygiene Tropical Medicine)

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Daphne Page

PhD work

Exploring the Perceived Link between Urban Agriculture and Sustainability in Municipal Urban Food Strategies within the United Kingdom’s Sustainable Food Cities Network.

Education

  • 2014 - Present PhD Food Policy
  • 2012 - 2014 MA Environmental Applied Science & Management, Ryerson University, Canada
  • 2010 BA Environmental Studies & Geography, Bishop’s University, Canada

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Kelly Parsons

PhD work

Constructing a National Food Policy: policy integration and co-ordination pathways and challenges in Australia and the UK.

Education

  • 2012-present: PhD Candidate, Centre for Food Policy (City University London)
  • 2009-2012: Project Officer, Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming
  • 2010-2011: MSc Food and Nutrition Policy (City University London). Awarded the Worshipful Company of Cooks Dissertation Prize
  • 1997-2010 Journalist specialising in law and policy and - more recently - food law, policy, and sustainable food.  Former correspondent for the Informa journal EU Food Law
  • 1994-1997: BSc (Hons) Sociology (London School of Economics and Political Science) . Awarded the Hobhouse Memorial Prize for academic achievement

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Tracy Pottinger

PhD work

Food Aid in the UK

Education

  • BSc (Hons) Nursing with Education (University of Huddersfield)
  • MPH (University of Leeds)

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Rosalind Sharpe

PhD work

The social dimension of sustainability, as it is being interpreted and implemented in food supply chains

Education

  • Currently PhD research student, Centre for Food Policy, City University London
  • MA Food Policy, Thames Valley University
  • MA (Hons) English Language and Literature, Oxford University

See Rosalind Sharpe's full profile

Past PhD students

David Buffin

David Buffin has been Programme Director for the Masters in Food Policy since July 2009. He is currently carrying out a research exercise mapping sustainability across the whole curriculum at City University London.

During 2008 he carried out research into the public health implications of food safety alerts in the UK and EU food supply chains as part of the TRACEBACK Project, a European Commission funded Integrated Project with the Sixth Framework Programme. Between 1989 David was Programme Manager at Pesticide Action Network, a UK-based public interest non-governmental organisation. In the late 1980s he worked as a pesticide researcher at Friends of the Earth (FoE) based in London and at Sahabat Alam Malaysia (FoE Malaysia) based in Penang, Malaysia. Before that David worked in the urban pest control industry in London.

PhD work

UK Pesticides Policy - A policy paradigm in transition?

Education

  • BSc (Hons) Agricultural Zoology, Newcastle University
  • MSc Environmental Sciences, Salford University
  • PhD Food Policy, City University London

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Jessica Duncan

PhD work

The reformed Committee on World Food Security and the global governance of food security.

Education

  • October 2010- present: PhD Candidate, Centre for Food Policy, School of Health Sciences, City University, London
    Supervisors: David Barling, Tim Lang
  • Masters of Arts, Sociology, University of Victoria, Canada.
    Supervisors: Martha McMahon, Ken Hatt, William Carroll.
  • Bachelor of Arts, Sociology (hons), Political Science, Bishop's University, Canada

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Andy Gatley

PhD work

Transitions in culinary cultures: a comparative study of France and Britain.

Education

  • 2011: Awarded PhD in Food Policy at City University London in September subject to amendments (Expected re-submission, March 2012)
  • 1995: BSc (Hons) Open University
  • 1986/7: City & Guilds 706/3 Advanced Pastry & Advanced Kitchen/Larder, Ealing College, London
  • 1984: Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Garnett College, London
  • 1977: HND in Hotel and Catering Management, Middlesex Polytechnic, London

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Miriam Greenwood

PhD work

Governance in the UK seafood chain - how well does current supply/commodity chain theory explain it?

Education

  • BA (Social Anthropology)
  • MSc (Sociology of Health and Sickness)
  • MA (Food Policy)

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Jess Halliday

PhD work

Enablers and barriers to local level and urban food policy in England.

Education

  • 2011 - PhD candidate, Centre for Food Policy, City University London
    (Early stage researcher under EU Purefood programme)
  • 2008 - 2010 MSc Food Policy, City University London
  • 2004 PGDip Periodicals Journalism, London College of Printing
  • 1994 - 1997 BA (Hons) Classics, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

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Mary Ellen Hodgins

PhD work

Innovation policy in Canada's agri-food system: The functional food and natural health products' segment.

Education

  • 2011: PhD in Food Policy, City University London
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Saskatchewan
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Western Ontario

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Ariadne-Beatrice Kapetanaki

PhD work

The link between social marketing and food policy in Greece

Education

  • Oct. 2007- today: PhD candidate at Centre for Food Policy City University London, U.K. (in cooperation with the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens)
  • Nov. 2005 - May 2007: MSc in Health Management, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Sept. 2001 - Sept. 2005: BSc in Marketing and Communication, Athens University of Economics and Business.

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Georgia Machell

PhD work

Healthy Start: food welfare and the relationship between policy design and practice.

Education

  • October 2011- present: PhD Candidate, Centre for Food Policy, School of Health Sciences, City University London
    Supervisors: Martin Caraher, Helen Crawley
  • Masters of Science, Food Policy, Centre for Food Policy, School of Health Sciences, City University London
  • Awarded The Worshipful Company of Cooks Dissertation Prize
    Supervisors: Martin Caraher, Tim Lang
  • Bachelor of Arts, American Studies (hons), University of Manchester

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Barbara Seed

PhD work

The Integration of Food Security into British Columbia Public Health: A Policy Analysis. The full dissertation and a 10 page "lay" summary are available for download.

Education

  • 2011 - PhD in Food Policy, City University London, UK
  • 2007 - Certificate in Food Security, Ryerson University
  • 1994 - Master of Public Health, Nutrition Administration, University of Minnesota
  • 1985 - Diploma in Dietetics, Health Sciences Centre, Manitoba
  • 1984 - Bachelor of Human Ecology (Dietetics), University of Manitoba.

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Anita Tull

PhD work

Why teach young people to cook? - a critical analysis

Education

  • BEd (Home Economics and Education)
  • MSc (Human Nutrition)
  • MA (Food Policy)

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Lisa Vaughan

PhD work

A socio-cultural study investigating the influences on food and lifestyle choices, and the cultural transition, of British Bangladeshis living in Tower Hamlets East London.

Education

  • 2011: PhD in Food Policy, City University London (viva voce October 2011)
  • Master Health Science, QUT
  • Graduate Diploma Nutrition & Dietetics, QUT
  • Bachelor Applied Science, Microbiology/Biochemistry, QUT

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Our courses

Multi-disciplinary postgraduate teaching

We run two education programmes: the MSc in Food Policy and the MPhil/Phd in Food Policy. Our courses draw extensively not just on academic experts but on leading practitioners in the field we study, ensuring that they remain at the leading edge of current developments.

Food Policy Msc

The MSc in Food Policy will give you a strong and critical grasp of both the theoretical and empirical aspects of food policy. You will gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the breadth of food policy in the UK within a European and international context.

Food Policy PhD / MPhil

City's Centre for Food Policy is host to a vibrant research community that researches and educates on how policy-making processes work and how they both reflect and shape the nature of food supply and consumption.

Global food policy insight with Professor Corinna Hawkes

Our research and scholarship

The Centre for Food Policy has built a tradition of policy research on key food issues since it began in 1994. This body of work is reflected in our formal academic publications and reports. See our Publications page for details. Our work covers the entire food system from farm to fork, paddock to plate, boat to throat. We are multi and inter-disciplinary. We conduct research that helps decision-makers make better policy choices to improve the food system and its outcomes.

We are interested in:

  • where policies exist, what they are, what they do or do not achieve, and for whom
  • how policies are developed and made and the factors that drive successful policy development
  • how decisions are made about food policy -- the governance of food
  • the interests that shape policy, make it work or fail, and how
  • how policies to improve the food system could be designed more effectively

Issues we have covered include: changes in governance; food inequalities; food’s impact on the environment and public health; the clash of policy perspectives at local, national, regional and global levels; the nature of skills in the modern food economy; policy differences in developing and developed countries; the role of the place of the local in the global food system, food skills/food literacy; food democracy public health and planning related to food.

Four key areas have been:

  • Cooking skills and food literacy. The work of the Centre has focussed on how food literacy can contribute to a broader knowledge of the food system and empower individuals and civil society to take action
  • Food poverty, food access and food banks. The research conducted at the Centre led us to be invited to give evidence to the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Hunger in the United Kingdom in 2014. Our work has been taken up and replicated by colleagues in Italy, Ireland and Australia.
  • Multi-level food system governance. For example, the Centre researched English local government urban food strategies as part of the EU 7th Framework Purefood Marie Curie project, 2010 to 2014.
  • Approaches to food system sustainability. Research by the Centre has shown that sustainability requires capacities not just for production but also for environmental and social capacities. Most recently, the Centre played a lead role in an EU seventh framework programme completed in 2016, Global and local food assessment: a multidimensional performance-based approach (GLAMUR), which assessed whether global or global food supply chains were more sustainable .

We work from the global to the local collaborating with academics, civil society and policy makers groups at all levels. The output of our research is published in peer-reviewed journals, reports prepared for policy makers and NGOs and books. As part of our research we also undertake consultancy projects, offer advice for policy makers and NGOs and contribute to institutional reports.

Current Projects
Projects different staff are involved with include the following:

  • Working in partnership with Flinders University Australia, a project on trust in food systems and on the UK ‘horsegate scandal’. This is part of a larger Australian Research Council (ARC) project which examines the links between policy makers, the food industry and the media in reporting media scares and scandals.
  • An intervention on cooking skills led by Queens University Belfast on the island of Ireland as part of the Safefood Irl, an all-island implementation body set up under the British-Irish Agreement with a general remit to promote awareness and knowledge of food safety and nutrition issues. This includes a review of cooking which informed an intervention with 140 adults in 4 different conditions to address which technologies are useful in developing food literacy.
  • The Global Nutrition Report, an annual stocktake of the state of global nutrition, including the policies designed to address it.
  • A project with the World Health Organization on political commitment to implementing nutrition policy, with the Australian National University
  • The policy component of the EAT-Lancet Commission on Healthy Diets from sustainable food systems.

PhD Research
Our PhD students cover a wide range of food policy topics. Current PhD students are exploring the role of advocacy in advancing food policy, policies on street food markets, parent perceptions of obesity policy in the UK, and analysis of the National Food Security Act in India. You can find out more about their research here.

While the Centre for Food Policy welcomes students from the food industry and engages in dialogue with food companies and other private businesses, the Centre does not accept industry money for research.

Our impact

City Food Symposium 2015

The Centre for Food Policy held its fifth City Food Symposium on 14th December 2015 focusing on the food and agricultural implications of the UK potentially leaving the EU.

City Food Symposium 2014

The Centre for Food Policy held its fourth City Food Symposium on 15 December 2014 focusing on Sustainable Diets, kindly supported by the Worshipful Company of Cooks.

City Food Symposium 2012

The Centre for Food Policy held its third City Food Symposium on 12 December 2012 focusing on the state of food policy in local practice, kindly supported by the Worshipful Company of Cooks.

City Summer Food Symposium: Ecological Public Health (June 2012)

This mini-symposium discussed whether ecological public health - which proposes that human and eco-systems health are co-dependent - needs to be the central policy framework. The event was chaired by Dr Fiona Sim and incorporated presentations from Dr Caroline Lucas, Dr John Middleton, Dr David Pencheon, and Dr Geof Rayner.

Our initiatives

Food Research Collaboration (FRC)

The Food Research Collaboration (FRC) is an initiative hosted by the Centre for Food Policy to facilitate joint working by academics and civil society organisations (CSOs) to improve the UK food system.

The FRC works with academics across disciplines and with civil CSOs across sectors to:

  • Encourage research that meets civil society needs
  • Share food evidence and thinking to improve coherence and “voice”
  • Encourage longer-lasting collaborations between and within academic departments and civil society organisations.

The FRC is was founded by Professor Tim Lang, who remains a Special Advisor. It is now chaired by Professor Corinna Hawkes. The Secretariat based at the Centre for Food Policy is staffed by Mary Atkinson, Victoria Schoen and Nadia Barbu.

The FRC also organises the Centre for Food Policy’s Food Thinkers series . You can find out about all the other FRC activities and publications on works on its dedicated website.


Innovative Food Systems Teaching and Learning (IFSTAL)

Innovative Food Systems Teaching and Learning (IFSTAL) is a collaborative and cross-university food systems training programme. IFSTAL fosters transdisciplinary and systems thinking learning amongst postgraduate students (Masters and PhD level) from any discipline working on food issues to improve human, animal and environmental health.

The project brings together expertise and experience of scholars and existing postgraduate students across seven Higher Education institutions:

  • City University London
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Reading
  • University of Warwick

The Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH), comprising researchers from the Royal Veterinary College, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and the School of African and Oriental Studies.

IFSTAL also organises public events and works closely with a growing network of workplace partners from civil society organisations, government and industry. The Centre for Food Policy hosts a team of two IFSTAL staff, Rebecca Wells and Raquel Ajates Gonzalez. For more details on IFSTAL, please visit IFSTAL’s dedicated website.

Publications

Caraher, M., Lloyd, S., Mansfield, M., Alp, C., Brewster, Z. & Gresham, J. (2016). Secondary school pupils' food choices around schools in a London borough: Fast food and walls of crisps. Appetite, 103, pp. 208-220. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2016.04.016

Lindberg, R., Lawrence, M. & Caraher, M. (2016). Kitchens and Pantries—Helping or Hindering? The Perspectives of Emergency Food Users in Victoria, Australia. Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition, doi: 10.1080/19320248.2016.1175397

Bailey, A., Lang, T. & Schoen, V. (2016). Does the CAP still fit?. UK: Food Research Collaboration.

Wells, R. (2016). Mediating the spaces of diet and health: A critical analysis of reporting on nutrition and colorectal cancer in the UK. Geoforum, doi: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2016.05.001

Brunori, G., Galli, F., Barjolle, D., Broekhuizen, R. V., Colombo, L., Giampietro, M., Kirwan, J., Lang, T., Mathijs, E., Maye, D., Roest, K. D., Rougoor, C., Schwarz, J., Schmitt, E., Smith, J., Stojanovic, Z., Tisenkopfs, T. & Touzard, J-M. (2016). Are Local Food Chains More Sustainable than Global Food Chains? Considerations for Assessment. Sustainability, 8(5), .449.

Smith, J., Lang, T., Vorley, B. & Barling, D. (2016). Addressing Policy Challenges for More Sustainable Local–Global Food Chains: Policy Frameworks and Possible Food “Futures”. Sustainability, 8(4), 299-.. doi: 10.3390/su8040299

Lang, T. & Schoen, V. (2016). Food, the UK and the EU: Brexit or Bremain?. UK: Food Research Collaboration.

Balmer, A., Calvert, J., Marris, C., Molyneux-Hodgson, S., Frow, S., Kearnes, M., Bulpin, K., Schyfter, P., Mackenzie, A. & Martin, P. (2016). Five rules of thumb for post-ELSI interdisciplinary collaborations. Journal of Responsible Innovation, 3(1), pp. 73-80. doi: 10.1080/23299460.2016.1177867

Lang, T. & Schoen, V. (2016). Horticulture in the UK: potential for meeting dietary guideline demands. UK: Food Research Collaboration.

Macdiarmid, J. I., Lang, T. & Haines, A. (2016). Down with food waste. BMJ, 352, i1380. doi: 10.1136/bmj.i1380

Marris, C., Balmert, A., Calvert, J., Molyneux-Hodgson, S., Frow, E., Kearnes, M., Bulpin, K., Schyfter, P., Mackenzie, A. & Martin, P. (2015). Taking roles in interdisciplinary collaborations: Reflections on working in post-ELSI spaces in the UK synthetic biology community. Science and Technology Studies, 28(3),

Santos, S., Vilela, S., Padrão, P. & Caraher, M. (2015). Sex-related dietary changes of Portuguese university students after migration to London, UK. Nutrition and Dietetics, 72(4), pp. 340-346. doi: 10.1111/1747-0080.12154

McGowan, L., Caraher, M., Raats, M., Lavelle, F., Hollywood, L., McDowell, D., Spence, M., McCloat, A., Mooney, E. & Dean, M. (2015). Domestic Cooking and Food Skills: A Review. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, doi: 10.1080/10408398.2015.1072495

Rayner, G. & Lang, T. (2015). What is the point of public health in the 21st century?. Public Health, 129(10), pp. 1309-1313. doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2015.09.001

Brinsden, H. & Lang, T. (2015). Reflecting on ICN2: Was it a game changer?. Archives of Public Health, 73, p. 42. doi: 10.1186/s13690-015-0091-y

Wallinga, D., Rayner, G. & Lang, T. (2015). Antimicrobial resistance and biological governance: explanations for policy failure. Public Health, 129(10), pp. 1314-1325. doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2015.08.012

Lang, T. & Rayner, G. (2015). Beyond the Golden Era of public health: charting a path from sanitarianism to ecological public health. Public Health, 129(10), pp. 1369-1382. doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2015.07.042

Anand, S.S., Hawkes, C., de Souza, R., Mente, A., Dehghan, M., Nugent, R., Zulyniak, M.A., Weis, T., Bernstein, A.M., Krauss, R.M., Kromhout, D., Jenkins, D.J.A., Malik, V., Martinez-Gonzalez, M.A., Mozaffarian, D., Yusuf, S., Willett, W.C. & Popkin, B.M. (2015). Food Consumption and its Impact on Cardiovascular Disease: Importance of Solutions Focused on the Globalized Food System A Report From the Workshop Convened by the World Heart Federation. Journal of The American College of Cardiology, 66(14), pp. 1590-1614. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2015.07.050

Lawrence, M., Burlingame, B., Caraher, M., Holdsworth, M., Neff, R. & Timotijevic, L. (2015). Public health nutrition and sustainability. Public Health Nutrition, 18(13), pp. 2287-2292. doi: 10.1017/S1368980015002402

Trieu, K., Neal, B., Hawkes, C., Dunford, E., Campbell, N. C., Rodriguez-Fernandez, R., Legetic, B., McLaren, L., Barberio, A. & Webster, J. (2015). Salt Reduction Initiatives around the World – A Systematic Review of Progress towards the Global Target. PloS One, 10(7), e0130247. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0130247

Caraher, M. (2015). The European union food distribution programme for the most deprived persons of the community, 1987-2013: From agricultural policy to social inclusion policy?. Health Policy, 119(7), pp. 932-940. doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2015.05.001

Hawkes, C. & Popkin, B. (2015). Can the sustainable development goals reduce the burden of nutrition-related non-communicable diseases without truly addressing major food system reforms?. BMC Medicine, 13(143), doi: 10.1186/s12916-015-0383-7

Carey, R., Caraher, M., Lawrence, M. & Friel, S. (2015). Opportunities and challenges in developing a whole-of-government national food and nutrition policy: lessons from Australia's National Food Plan. Public Health Nutrition, 19(1), pp. 3-14. doi: 10.1017/S1368980015001834

Schoen, V. & Lang, T. (2015). Should the UK be concerned about sugar?. UK: Food Research Collaboration.

Caraher, M. & Cowburn, G. (2015). Guest Commentary: Fat and other taxes, lessons for the implementation of preventive policies. Preventive Medicine, 77, pp. 204-206. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2015.05.006

Lang, T. (2015). Sustainable Diets: another hurdle or a better food future?,. Development, 57(2), pp. 240-256. doi: 10.1057/dev.2014.73

Caraher, M., Smith, J. & Machell, G. (2015). To co-op or not to co-op: a case study of food co-ops in England. Journal of Co-operative Studies, 47(2), pp. 6-19.

Hawkes, C. (2015). Diet, Chronic Disease And The Food System: Making The Links, Pushing For Change. Global Alliance for the Future of Food.

Hawkes, C. (2015). Enhancing Coherence between Trade Policy and Nutrition Action. United Nations Standing Committee on Nutrition.

Hawkes, C. (2015). Nutrition in the trade and food security nexus. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Marris, C. (2015). The construction of imaginaries of the public as a threat to synthetic biology. Science as Culture, 24(1), pp. 83-98. doi: 10.1080/09505431.2014.986320

Marris, C., Jefferson, C. & Lentzos, F. (2014). Negotiating the dynamics of uncomfortable knowledge: The case of dual use and synthetic biology. Biosocieties, 9(4), pp. 393-420. doi: 10.1057/biosoc.2014.32

Seed, B., Lang, T., Caraher, M. & Ostry, A. (2014). Exploring Public Health's roles and limitations in advancing food security in British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 105(5), e324-e329. doi: 10.17269/cjph.105.4414

Wells, R. & Caraher, M. (2014). UK print media coverage of the food bank phenomenon: From food welfare to food charity?. British Food Journal, 116(9), pp. 1426-1445. doi: 10.1108/BFJ-03-2014-0123

Jefferson, C., Lentzos, F. & Marris, C. (2014). Synthetic biology and biosecurity: challenging the "myths". Frontiers in Public Health, 2(115), doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2014.00115

Webster, J., Trieu, K., Dunford, E. & Hawkes, C. (2014). Target Salt 2025: A Global Overview of National Programs to Encourage the Food Industry to Reduce Salt in Foods. Nutrients, 6(8), pp. 3274-3287. doi: 10.3390/nu6083274

Caraher, M. (2014). The European Union Food Distribution programme for the Most Deprived Persons of the community, 1987-2013: From agricultural policy to social inclusion policy?. Health Policy, 119(7), pp. 932-940. doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2015.05.001

Ashton, J. R., Middleton, J. & Lang, T. (2014). Open letter to Prime Minister David Cameron on food poverty in the UK. LANCET, 383(9929), p. 1631. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(14)60536-5

Gatley, A., Caraher, M. & Lang, T. (2014). A qualitative, cross cultural examination of attitudes and behaviour in relation to cooking habits in France and Britain. Appetite, 75, pp. 71-81. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2013.12.014

Friese, C. & Marris, C. (2014). Making de-extinction mundane?. PLoS Biology, 12(3), e1001825. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001825

Caraher, M. (2014). Cooking crisis: What crisis?. The IFAVA Scientific Newsletter(86 Feb), p. 4.

Lang, T. & Ingram, J. (2014). Food Security Twists and Turns: Why Food Systems need Complex Governance. In: T. O'Riordan & T. Lenton (Eds.), Addressing Tipping Points for a Precarious Future. (pp. 81-103). British Academy Scholarship. ISBN 9780197265536

Caraher, M. & Cavicchi, A. (2014). Old crises on new plates or old plates for a new crises? Food banks and food insecurity. British Food Journal, 116(9), doi: 10.1108/BFJ-08-2014-0285

Caraher, M. & Dowler, E. (2014). Food for Poorer People: Conventional and "Alternative" Transgressions. In: M. Goodman & C. Sage (Eds.), Food Transgressions: Making Sense of Contemporary Food Politics. (pp. 227-246). Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate. ISBN 9780754679707

Caraher, M., Lloyd, S. & Madelin, T. (2014). The “School Foodshed”: schools and fast-food outlets in a London borough. British Food Journal, 116(3), pp. 472-493. doi: 10.1108/BFJ-02-2012-0042

Hawkes, C., Ahern, A. L. & Jebb, S. A. (2014). A stakeholder analysis of the perceived outcomes of developing and implementing England’s obesity strategy 2008–2011. BMC Public Health, 14(1), .441. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-441

Kapetanaki, A. B., Brennan, D. R. & Caraher, M. (2014). Social marketing and healthy eating: findings from young people in Greece. International Review on Public and Nonprofit Marketing, 11(2), pp. 161-180. doi: 10.1007/s12208-013-0112-x

Panjwani, C. & Caraher, M. (2014). The Public Health Responsibility Deal: brokering a deal for public health, but on whose terms?. Health Policy, 114(2), pp. 163-173. doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2013.11.002

Panjwani, C. & Caraher, M. (2014). Response to Petticrew and colleagues. Health Policy, 119(1), pp. 98-99. doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2014.08.008

Vilela, S., Santos, S., Padrão, P. & Caraher, M. (2014). Length of migration and eating habits of Portuguese university students living in London, United Kingdom. Ecology of Food and Nutrition, 53(4), pp. 419-435. doi: 10.1080/03670244.2013.834818

Wilson, A. M., Henderson, J., Coveney, J., Meyer, S., Webb, T., Calnan, M., Caraher, M., Lloyd, S., McCullum, D., Elliott, A. & Ward, P. (2014). Media actors' perceptions of their roles in reporting food incidents. BMC Public Health, 14(1), p. 1305. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-1305

Hawkes, C., Jewell, J. & Allen, K. (2013). A food policy package for healthy diets and the prevention of obesity and diet-related non-communicable diseases: the NOURISHING framework. Obesity Reviews, 14(S2), pp. 159-168. doi: 10.1111/obr.12098

Seed, B., Lang, T., Caraher, M. & Ostry, A. (2013). Integrating food security into public health and provincial government departments in British Columbia, Canada. Agriculture and Human Values, 30(3), pp. 457-470. doi: 10.1007/s10460-013-9426-x

Marris, C. (2013). Social sciences and synthetic biology: opportunities and constraints. Medecine Sciences, 29, pp. 61-68. doi: 10.1051/medsci/201329s216

Cairns, G., Angus, K., Hastings, G. & Caraher, M. (2013). Systematic reviews of the evidence on the nature, extent and effects of food marketing to children. A retrospective summary. Appetite, 62, pp. 209-215. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2012.04.017

Lang, T. & Barling, D. (2013). Nutrition and sustainability: an emerging food policy discourse. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 72(1), pp. 1-12. doi: 10.1017/S002966511200290X

Caraher, M. (2013). Food habits and nutrition globalization and its implications in 'Culinary Arts and Sciences: global, local and national perspectives' . In: S. Rodrigues, H. Marques & F. D. Dias (Eds.), Culinary Arts and Sciences: global, local and national perspectives. (pp. 18-21). Association of Portuguese Nutritionists. ISBN 978-989-8631-08-4

Caraher, M. (2013). A global perspective: towards a healthy, fair and sustainable food system. Journal of the Home Economics Institute of Australia, 20(3), pp. 9-12.

Caraher, M., Carey, R., McConell, K. & Lawrence, M. (2013). Food Policy Development in the Australian State of Victoria: A Case Study of the Food Alliance. International Planning Studies, 18(1), pp. 78-95. doi: 10.1080/13563475.2013.750939

Caraher, M., O'Keefe, E., Lloyd, S. & Madelin, T. (2013). The planning system and fast food outlets in London: lessons for health promotion practice. Revista Portuguesa de Saude Publica, 31(1), pp. 49-57. doi: 10.1016/j.rpsp.2013.01.001

Caraher, M., Wu, M., Seeley, A. & Lloyd, S. (2013). When chefs adopt a school? An evaluation of a cooking intervention in English primary schools. Appetite, 62, pp. 50-59. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2012.11.007

Lang, T. & Barling, D. (2013). UK Food Policy: Can we get it on the right track?. Food Ethics, 8(3), pp. 4-7.

Verstraeten, R., Caraher, M., Raats, K., Penalvo, J. L., Gomes, F., Miller, R. & Matthys, C. (2013). Creative thinking as an innovative approach to tackle nutrition in times of economic crises. Paper presented at the The 20th International Congress of Nutrition, 15th - 20th September 2013, Granada, Spain.

Wilson, A. P. R., Coveney, J., Henderson, J., Meyer, S., Calnan, M., Caraher, M., Webb, T. E. F., Elliott, A. & Ward, P. (2013). Trust makers, breakers and brokers: building trust in the Australian food system. BMC Public Health, 13, p. 229. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-229

Lang, T. & Barling, D. (2012). Food security and food sustainability: reformulating the debate. The Geographical Journal, 178(4), pp. 313-326. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4959.2012.00480.x

Hawkes, C. & Webster, J. (2012). National approaches to monitoring population salt intake: a trade-off between accuracy and practicality?. PLoS One, 7(10), doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046727

Lang, T. & Rayner, G. (2012). Ecological public health: the 21st century's big idea? An essay by Tim Lang and Geof Rayner. BMJ, 345, e5466. doi: 10.1136/bmj.e5466

Marris, C. & Rose, N. (2012). Let’s get real on synthetic biology: The seeing watchmaker. New Scientist, 214(2868), pp. 28-29.

Pottage, A. & Marris, C. (2012). The cut that makes a part. BioSocieties, 7(2), pp. 103-114. doi: 10.1057/biosoc.2012.1

Bock, B. B. & Caraher, M. (2012). Integrating health, environment and society-introducing a new arena. In: A. M. Viljoen & J. S. C. Wiskerke (Eds.), Sustainable food planning: evolving theory and practice. (pp. 173-180). Wageningen Academic Pub. ISBN 9086861873

Caraher, M. & Machell, G. (2012). Defining food co-ops. In: A. M. Viljoen & J. S. C. Wiskerke (Eds.), Sustainable food planning: evolving theory and practice. (pp. 223-232). Wageningen Academic Pub. ISBN 9789086861873

Lang, T. (2012). Public health and nutrition: where do we go?. World Nutrition, 3(4), pp. 92-118.

Nestle, M., James, W. P. T., Annan, R., Margetts, B., Geissler, C., Kuhnlein, H., Schuftan, C., Cannon, G., Yngve, A., Popkin, B., Uauy, R., Jonsson, U., Rayner, G. & Lang, T. (2012). Looking into the future, what do we see?. World Nutrition, 3(4), pp. 119-163.

Machell, G. & Caraher, M. (2012). The role of municipal markets in urban food strategies: a case study. In: A. M. Viljoen & J. S. C. Wiskerke (Eds.), Sustainable Food Planning: evolving theory and practice. (pp. 127-136). Wageningen Academic Pub. ISBN 9086861873

Alder, J., Barling, D., Dugan, P., Herren, H. R., Josupeit, H. & Lang, T. (2012). Avoiding Future Famines: Strengthening the Ecological Foundation of Food Security through Sustainable Food Systems. A UNEP Synthesis Report. UNEP.

Rayner, G. & Lang, T. (2011). Is nudge an effective public health strategy to tackle obesity? No. BMJ, 342, d2177. doi: 10.1136/bmj.d2177

Caraher, M. (2011). Food Austerity: a lifestyle choice for whom!. Journal of the Home Economics Institute of Australia, 18(2), pp. 17-25.

Caraher, M. & Carey, D. (2011). Issues On Food Sustainability In Australia – Part 2. Nutridate, 22(2), pp. 2-5.

Lloyd, S., Lawton, J., Caraher, M., Singh, G., Horsley, K. & Mussa, F. (2011). A tale of two localities: Healthy Eating on a restricted income. Health Education Journal, 70(1), pp. 48-56. doi: 10.1177/0017896910364837

Marris, C. & Rose, N. (2010). Open Engagement: Exploring Public Participation in the Biosciences. PLoS Biology, 8(11), e1000549. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000549

Lang, T., Caraher, M. & Wu, M. (2010). Meat and Policy: Charting a Course Through the Complexity. In: J. D'Silva & J. Webster (Eds.), The Meat Crisis: Developing More Sustainable Production and Consumption. (pp. 254-274). Routledge. ISBN 9781844079032

Lang, T. & Rayner, G. (2010). Corporate responsibility in public health. BMJ, 341, c3758. doi: 10.1136/bmj.c3758

Caraher, M., Lloyd, S., Lawton, J., Singh, G., Horsley, K. & Mussa, F. (2010). A tale of two cities: A study of access to food, lessons for public health practice. Health Education Journal, 69(2), pp. 200-210. doi: 10.1177/0017896910364834

Lang, T. (2010). From value-for-money to values-for-money: Ethical food and policy in Europe. Environment and Planning A, 42(8), pp. 1814-1832. doi: 10.1068/a4258

Rayner, G. & Lang, T. (2010). A healthy choice?: Geof Rayner and Tim Lang examine whether the public health white paper can deliver what it promises in England. Primary Health Care, 21(1), p. 10.

Barling, D. & Lang, T. (2010). Food Policy in the UK: Reflections on Food 2030 before and after. Food Ethics, 5(2), pp. 4-7.

Caraher, M. & Carey, D. (2010). Issues On Food Sustainability in Australia. Nutridate, 21(4), pp. 2-6.

Caraher, M. & Lloyd, S. (2010). Fish and chips with a side order of Trans fat: The nutrition implications of eating from fastfood outlets: a report on eating out in east London (Report No. 9781900804424). London: Centre for Food Policy, City University London.

Caraher, M. & Seeley, A. (2010). Cooking in schools: Lessons from the UK. Journal of the Home Economics Institute of Australia, 17(1), pp. 2-9.

Caraher, M., Wu, M. & Seeley, A. (2010). Should we teach cooking in schools? A systematic review of the literature of school-based cooking interventions. Journal of the Home Economics Institute of Australia, 17(1), pp. 10-18.

Caraher, M. & Wu, M. (2009). Evaluation of Good Food Training for London: Final Report December 2009. London: Centre for Food Policy School of Community and Health Sciences, City University.

Lang, T. (2009). Reshaping the Food System for Ecological Public Health. Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition, 4(3-4), pp. 315-335. doi: 10.1080/19320240903321227

Lang, T. (2009). What President Obama can do in the world. Public Health Nutrition, 12(4), pp. 581-583. doi: 10.1017/S1368980009005436

Bowyer, S., Caraher, M., Eilbert, K. & Carr-Hill, R. (2009). Shopping for food: lessons from a London borough. British Food Journal, 111(4-5), pp. 452-474. doi: 10.1108/00070700910957294

Caraher, M., Crawley, H. & Lloyd, S. (2009). Nutrition policy across the UK: Briefing Paper. London: The Caroline Walker Trust.

Caraher, M., Lloyd, S. & Madelin, T. (2009). Cheap as Chicken: Fast Food Outlets in Tower Hamlets (Report No. 2). London: Centre for Food Policy, City University.

Caraher, M., Wu, M. & Seeley, A. (2009). ACA chefs adopt a school: An evaluation (Report No. 9781900804431). London: Centre for Food Policy, City University.

Gabriel, Y. & Lang, T. (2008). New Faces and New Masks of Today's Consumer. Journal of Consumer Culture, 8(3), pp. 321-340. doi: 10.1177/1469540508095266

Keller, I. & Lang, T. (2008). Food-based dietary guidelines and implementation: lessons from four countries - Chile, Germany, New Zealand and South Africa. Public Health Nutrition, 11(8), pp. 867-874. doi: 10.1017/S1368980007001115

Caraher, M. (2008). Food and health promotion: Lessons from the field. Health Education Journal, 67(1), pp. 3-8. doi: 10.1177/0017896907086155

Caraher, M., Cowburn, G. & Coveney, J. (2008). Project mangement. In: M. Lawrence & T. Worsley (Eds.), Public Health Nutrition: From Principles to Practice. (pp. 389-422). Allen & Unwin. ISBN 9780335223206

Caraher, M., Lloyd, S., Horsley, K., Lawton, J., Mussa, F. & Peters, J. (2008). A Tale of two Cities: A study of access and attitudes to food in the Deepdale and Ingol areas of Preston. London: Centre for Food Policy, City University.

Barling, D., Lang, T. & Sharpe, R. (2008). Addressing the challenges of UK national food security. Living Earth, 234(Spring), pp. 22-27.

Barling, D., Lang, T. & Sharpe, R. (2008). Food Capacity: the root of the problem. Royal Society of Arts Journal, CLIV(5533),

Caraher, M. (2008). Sustainability- considering the pillars of sustainability as a theoretical paradigm. In: D. Pendergast (Ed.), Home economics: referencing the past; creating the future. Proceedings of the XXI International Federation for Home Economics World Congress, July 26-31, 2008, Lucerne, Switzerland. (pp. 55-66). IFHE Switzerland. ISBN 3981239318

Caraher, M. & Drummond, C. (2007). The imperative for consultation and involvement in child nutrition research: Adding perspectives from qualitative research. In: L.V. Carter (Ed.), Child nutrition research advances. (pp. 111-130). Hauppauge NY: Nova Science Pub Inc. ISBN 1600218490

Caraher, M. & Dowler, E. (2007). Food projects in London: Lessons for policy and practice - A hidden sector and the need for 'more unhealthy puddings ... sometimes'. Health Education Journal, 66(2), pp. 188-205. doi: 10.1177/0017896907076762

Caraher, M. & Richards, L. (2007). An evaluation of the Community Nutrition Assistant Training Programme Camden. London: Centre for Food Policy, City University London.

Wrieden, W. L., Anderson, A. S., Longbottom, P. J., Valentine, K., Stead, M., Caraher, M., Lang, T., Gray, B. & Dowler, E. (2007). The impact of a community-based food skills intervention on cooking confidence, food preparation methods and dietary choices - an exploratory trial. Public Health Nutrition, 10(2), pp. 203-211. doi: 10.1017/S1368980007246658

Caraher, M., Landon, J. & Dalmeny, K. (2006). Television advertising and children: lessons from policy development. Public Health Nutrition, 9(5), pp. 596-605. doi: 10.1079/PHN2005879

Caraher, M. & Cowburn, G. (2005). Taxing food: implications for public health nutrition. Public Health Nutrition, 8(8), pp. 1242-1249. doi: 10.1079/PHN2005755

Caraher, M. & Lang, T. (2005). Food, Health and Globalisation: Is Health Promotion Still Relevant? In: A Scriven & S Garman (Eds.), Promoting Health: Global Perspectives. (pp. 90-105). Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 1403921377

Caraher, M. & Reynolds, J. (2005). Sustainability-considering the pillars of sustainability as a theoretical paradigm. Journal of the Home Economics Institute of Australia, 12(2), pp. 2-15.

Caraher, M. & Coveney, J. (2004). Public health nutrition and food policy. Public Health Nutrition, 7(5), pp. 591-598. doi: 10.1079/PHN2003575

Caraher, M. & Cowburn, G. (2004). A survey of food projects in the English NHS regions and Health Action Zones in 2001. Health Education Journal, 63(3), pp. 197-219. doi: 10.1177/001789690406300302

Dowler, E. & Caraher, M. (2003). Local food projects: The new philanthropy?. The Political Quarterly, 74(1), pp. 57-65. doi: 10.1111/1467-923X.00512

Barling, D., Lang, T. & Caraher, M. (2002). Joined-up food policy? The trials of governance, public policy and the food system. Social Policy & Administration, 36(6), pp. 556-574. doi: 10.1111/1467-9515.t01-1-00304

Robinson, N., Caraher, M. & Lang, T. (2000). Access to shops: The views of low-income shoppers. Health Education Journal, 59(2), pp. 121-136. doi: 10.1177/001789690005900202

Caraher, M. & Lang, T. (1999). Can't cook, won't cook: A review of cooking skills and their relevance to health promotion. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 37(3), pp. 89-100.

Caraher, M., Dixon, P., Lang, T. & Carr-Hill, R. (1998). Access to healthy foods: Part I. Barriers to accessing healthy foods: Differentials by gender, social class, income and mode of transport. Health Education Journal, 57(3), pp. 191-201. doi: 10.1177/001789699805700302

Ajates Gonzalez, R. Fighting the cooperative corner and creating third spaces of cooperation in food and farming. Paper presented at the The XXVI European Society for Rural Sociology Congress. Places of Possibility? Rural Societies in a Neoliberal World, 18-21 Aug 2015, Aberdeen, Scotland.