The Centre for Food Policy is an interdisciplinary centre dedicated to improving food policy worldwide.
We explore how the food system really works in practice.
The Centre for Food Policy is one of the very few places in the world dedicated to exploring how the food system really works in practice and what policies are needed to make it work effectively.
We exist to shape a food system that improves the health of people, society, the environment and the economy. What we eat, why we eat it and at what cost are questions of growing importance.
Food policy affects the people whose jobs involve growing, moving, processing and selling food. The current COVID-19 pandemic is placing increased pressure on every part of the food system.
Our research falls into three themes:
- Systems approaches to decision-making in food policy
- Policies to reshape the food system
- Generating insights from “lived experience” for more equitable, effective food policy.
We root our research in findings from the field – learning from people at all levels of the food system: from producers to policymakers, citizens to suppliers, industry to activists – so grounding ourselves in a practical reality that enables us to develop clear policy recommendations.
- Professor Corinna Hawkes
- Dr Anna Isaacs
- Dr Rebecca Wells
- Dr Mark Spires
- Dr Christian Reynolds
- Charlotte Gallagher Squires
- Stephanie Walton
- Dr Rosalind Sharpe
- Dr Sabine Parrish
- Dr Christopher Yap
- Sebastiano Caleffi
- Dr Paul Coleman.