Prof Martin Caraher seconded to Deakin University as Thinker in Residence
1 March 2012
Prof Martin Caraher is currently on a 2-month secondment to Deakin University in Australia, where he is working with the Food Alliance to develop work on public food procurement, fruit and vegetable supply systems and local food policy councils.
As 'Thinker in Residence', Prof Caraher is attached to the attached to the WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention where he is working alongside Dr Mark Lawrence, director of the food policy unit, Dr Rachel Carey (a graduate of the Centre for Food Policy's MSc in food policy programme), and Kathy McConell.
During his secondment Prof Caraher is carrying out research on the development of food policy in the state of Victoria and nationally, and is building and developing working links with other academics, including a jointly-supervised PhD on sustainability in the Australian food plan and areas for future collaboration and co-authorship.
He is giving a series of public lectures, and is engaged in high-profile media work with interviews with ABC, Radio Adelaide, and the Age.
The fellowship, which has a A$20,000 project budget, is funded by VicHealth, a health promotion body for the state of Victoria.
Prof Caraher will return to the Centre for Food Policy at City University London in early May 2012.