Centre for Food Policy moves to School of Arts & Social Sciences
On 1 August 2012 the Centre for Food Policy moved from the School of Health Sciences to our new base in the Department of Sociology in the School of Arts & Social Sciences.This move opened a new phase for the Centre, which we welcome wholeheartedly.
If Phase 1 was our foundation and early work at TVU/UWL, Phase 2 followed our move to City University London in 2002 and to Health Sciences where we expanded the Masters and built the Phd programme, while charting our research activity and intellectual position.
Now with this move to Arts & Social Sciences within Sociology and alongside Economics, International Politics and Psychology, as well as other departments in the conjoint School of Arts (e.g. Journalism), a Phase 3 is opening up. It brings chances further to develop the Centre's unique approach to food policy, to develop capacity and to deepen our engagement in the serious and important challenge of analysing current and future policies and how they shape the food system and respond to pressures and data.
Consistently over two decades, the Centre has tried to chart a path of analysis for the public good. We remain committed to critical but serious policy analysis and engagement, to active interdisciplinary thinking, and to high quality research and thinking. There's much to be proud of in the past and new exciting possibilities ahead.