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Portrait of Harvey Ells

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City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



I am currently studying part-time for my PhD investigating food policy related to English Food markets. Through a number of regional case studies I am researching the roles of consumers, traders, market managers and local authorities to establish how aspects of unstructured retailing contribute to the modern food system. This is important for retail-centric food policy as often food markets are over-looked as a result of an over-focus on multiple food retailers. At a time of increasing food supply chain uncertainty due to Brexit my study will provide insights in to the increasingly important role of markets.


  1. Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy, United Kingdom, Sep 2017
  2. MSc Food Policy, City, University London, United Kingdom, 2009 – 2010
  3. Fellow, Higher Education Academy, United Kingdom, Mar 2007
  4. MA Learning and Development, University of Brighton, United Kingdom, 2007 – 2010
  5. Certificate in Research Methodology, University of Brighton, United Kingdom, May 2000

Postgraduate training

  1. Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, University of Brighton, Brighton, United Kingdom, Sep 2000


  1. External Examiner, University of Portsmouth, Jun 2017 – present
  2. Principle Lecturer Retail and Food Studies, University of Brighton, May 2000 – present


English (can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review).


Geographic Areas

  • Europe - Western