Centre for Food Policy Members
Dr Barling's research interests are food policy and political economy; the governance and regulation of the agri-food sector and the food supply in the UK; international and EU food security, support regimes and standards in relation to sustainable consumption and production.
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Martin 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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Tim 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 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.
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.
Dr Hawkes is a Food and Nutrition Policy Analyst now based in the UK. She obtained her BSc in Geography from University of Bristol and her PhD in Geography from Kings College, University of London, in 1998. Dr Hawkes has extensive experience and expertise in gathering and analysing information on food policies for diet and health. She was one of the pioneers in early efforts to gather information on food policies in the context of the growing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Since then, she has advanced the study and application of food policies to address obesity and NCDs in her work for the WHO, national governments, foundations and NGOs. Between 2004 and 2008, Dr Hawkes was leader of the food policy and dietary change program at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington, DC. Working at an international level throughout her career, she now regularly consults for the WHO and provides advice to other international, regional and national bodies. In 2009-2010 she was a fellow in the Department of Nutrition at the School of Public Health, University of São Paulo, Brazil.
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.
During 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.
Dr Storstad has been a Research Manager at the Centre for Rural Research (CRR) in Trondheim, Norway, since 2008. She has temporarily left this position (until September 2013) in order to spend a sabbatical year as a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Food Policy. Her stay in London is financed by grants from the Norwegian Research Council.
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Jess Halliday has been employed as a research assistant at the Centre for Food Policy at City University London since June 2011. She is an early stage researcher on the Purefood EU Seventh Framework Project, as part of which she is working towards her PhD on governance of urban food strategies. Jess completed her MSc in Food Policy from City University in 2010. From 2005 to 2011 she worked as a journalist specialising in the food sector; based in France, she was editor of online publication FoodNavigator.com. Jess has also worked as a TV producer and researcher in the UK and the US.
Since January 2010 Donna has been employed as a research assistant at the Centre for Food Policy at City University London. She has worked with Dr David Barling on two EU Seventh Framework Projects: The first, Transparent_Food, explored the roles of logos, labels and legislation in sending information to businesses and consumers along the food chain. This involved eliciting the views of a range of stakeholders (including food retailers, manufacturers and certification scheme owners) with the aim of finding out the effectiveness of existing information and transparency systems
Julie Smith has worked at the Centre for Food Policy since 2011. She worked on an evaluation of food co-ops in England as part of the Making Local Food Work (MLFW) programme and is currently working on two EU Seventh Framework projects - FOODLINKS and SENSE. She completed her masters in Food Policy at City in 2007 and was awarded her PhD (from CCRI) on the cultural economy of traditional food markets in 2012. Her research interests include sustainable urban food provisioning, traditional food supply chains and the geographies of retail and consumption. She was recently awarded a two months visiting fellowship at the Ruralia Institute (University of Helsinki) to further develop these research interests.