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PhD students

Current PhD students

Ceyhun Gungor

PhD work

Learning and knowledge transfer processes of non-competitive collaborative groups and their role in shaping food sustainability policy.

Education

  • 2014 – present: PhD Candidate, Centre for Food Policy (City University London)
  • 2012 – 2014: MA (distinction) Human Geography and Global Studies (Eberhard Karls University Tubingen / Germany)
  • 2009 – 2012: BSc Geography (University of Augsburg / Germany)

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Karl-Axel Lindgren

PhD work

A food policy analysis of the Indian National Food Security Act, and its potential impact on the urban poor.

Education

  • 2014-present: PhD Candidate, Centre for Food Policy (City University London)
  • 2012-2013: MSc Food Policy (City University London)
  • 2009-2012: BA Sociology (University of York)

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Jannie Armstrong

PhD work

Competing Claims in a Changing World: An Interpretive Analysis of Food Security Discourse in Lao PDR.

Education

  • 2010-present: PhD Candidate, Centre for Food Policy, School of Health Sciences, City University London
  • 2007-2009: City University, London, Master of Sciences, with distinction, Food Policy
    Awarded the Worshipful Company of Farmers prize for food policy and agriculture, 2009
  • 1990-1994: Vassar College, New York, United States
    Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude

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Hannah Brinsden

PhD work

Monitoring the food industry: the role of advocacy and the definition of the public good

Education and Experience

  • BSc (Hons) Nutrition & Food Science, The University of Reading
  • Worked at Consensus Action on Salt and Health for 3 years, working on and taking forward the UK's salt reduction policy. 
  • Hannah has since taken a research post with The International Association for the Study of Obesity/International Obesity Taskforce (IASO/IOTF), where she will be researching and developing their advocacy programme.

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Harvey Ells

PhD work

Street food markets and consumer wellbeing: a study of developed urban city centres

Education

  • Part-time PhD research student, Centre for Food Policy, City University London
  • MA Learning and Development, University of Brighton
  • MSc Food Policy, City University London

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Janice Moorhouse

PhD work

Reconnection: marketing fresh produce in the post-Curry era

Education

  • BSc (Hons) Business and Administration
  • Certificate in Education (FE)
  • MA Marketing
  • PG Diploma in Research Methods

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Sharon Noonan-Gunning

PhD work

Food, family and obesity: Are parents the unheard stakeholders in food and obesity policy?

Education

  • Bsc (Hons) Nutrition and Dietetics (London Metropolitan University)
  • Post Graduate Diploma Epidemiology  (London School Hygiene Tropical Medicine)

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Daphne Page

PhD work

Exploring the Perceived Link between Urban Agriculture and Sustainability in Municipal Urban Food Strategies within the United Kingdom’s Sustainable Food Cities Network.

Education

  • 2014 - Present PhD Food Policy
  • 2012 - 2014 MA Environmental Applied Science & Management, Ryerson University, Canada
  • 2010 BA Environmental Studies & Geography, Bishop’s University, Canada

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Kelly Parsons

PhD work

Constructing a National Food Policy: policy integration and co-ordination pathways and challenges in Australia and the UK.

Education

  • 2012-present: PhD Candidate, Centre for Food Policy (City University London)
  • 2009-2012: Project Officer, Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming
  • 2010-2011: MSc Food and Nutrition Policy (City University London). Awarded the Worshipful Company of Cooks Dissertation Prize
  • 1997-2010 Journalist specialising in law and policy and - more recently - food law, policy, and sustainable food.  Former correspondent for the Informa journal EU Food Law
  • 1994-1997: BSc (Hons) Sociology (London School of Economics and Political Science) . Awarded the Hobhouse Memorial Prize for academic achievement

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Tracy Pottinger

PhD work

Food Aid in the UK

Education

  • BSc (Hons) Nursing with Education (University of Huddersfield)
  • MPH (University of Leeds)

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Rosalind Sharpe

PhD work

The social dimension of sustainability, as it is being interpreted and implemented in food supply chains

Education

  • Currently PhD research student, Centre for Food Policy, City University London
  • MA Food Policy, Thames Valley University
  • MA (Hons) English Language and Literature, Oxford University

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Past PhD students

David Buffin

David Buffin has been Programme Director for the Masters in Food Policy since July 2009. He is currently carrying out a research exercise mapping sustainability across the whole curriculum at City University London.

During 2008 he carried out research into the public health implications of food safety alerts in the UK and EU food supply chains as part of the TRACEBACK Project, a European Commission funded Integrated Project with the Sixth Framework Programme. Between 1989 David was Programme Manager at Pesticide Action Network, a UK-based public interest non-governmental organisation. In the late 1980s he worked as a pesticide researcher at Friends of the Earth (FoE) based in London and at Sahabat Alam Malaysia (FoE Malaysia) based in Penang, Malaysia. Before that David worked in the urban pest control industry in London.

PhD work

UK Pesticides Policy - A policy paradigm in transition?

Education

  • BSc (Hons) Agricultural Zoology, Newcastle University
  • MSc Environmental Sciences, Salford University
  • PhD Food Policy, City University London

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Jessica Duncan

PhD work

The reformed Committee on World Food Security and the global governance of food security.

Education

  • October 2010- present: PhD Candidate, Centre for Food Policy, School of Health Sciences, City University, London
    Supervisors: David Barling, Tim Lang
  • Masters of Arts, Sociology, University of Victoria, Canada.
    Supervisors: Martha McMahon, Ken Hatt, William Carroll.
  • Bachelor of Arts, Sociology (hons), Political Science, Bishop's University, Canada

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Andy Gatley

PhD work

Transitions in culinary cultures: a comparative study of France and Britain.

Education

  • 2011: Awarded PhD in Food Policy at City University London in September subject to amendments (Expected re-submission, March 2012)
  • 1995: BSc (Hons) Open University
  • 1986/7: City & Guilds 706/3 Advanced Pastry & Advanced Kitchen/Larder, Ealing College, London
  • 1984: Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Garnett College, London
  • 1977: HND in Hotel and Catering Management, Middlesex Polytechnic, London

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Miriam Greenwood

PhD work

Governance in the UK seafood chain - how well does current supply/commodity chain theory explain it?

Education

  • BA (Social Anthropology)
  • MSc (Sociology of Health and Sickness)
  • MA (Food Policy)

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Jess Halliday

PhD work

Enablers and barriers to local level and urban food policy in England.

Education

  • 2011 - PhD candidate, Centre for Food Policy, City University London
    (Early stage researcher under EU Purefood programme)
  • 2008 - 2010 MSc Food Policy, City University London
  • 2004 PGDip Periodicals Journalism, London College of Printing
  • 1994 - 1997 BA (Hons) Classics, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

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Mary Ellen Hodgins

PhD work

Innovation policy in Canada's agri-food system: The functional food and natural health products' segment.

Education

  • 2011: PhD in Food Policy, City University London
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Saskatchewan
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Western Ontario

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Ariadne-Beatrice Kapetanaki

PhD work

The link between social marketing and food policy in Greece

Education

  • Oct. 2007- today: PhD candidate at Centre for Food Policy City University London, U.K. (in cooperation with the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens)
  • Nov. 2005 - May 2007: MSc in Health Management, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Sept. 2001 - Sept. 2005: BSc in Marketing and Communication, Athens University of Economics and Business.

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Georgia Machell

PhD work

Healthy Start: food welfare and the relationship between policy design and practice.

Education

  • October 2011- present: PhD Candidate, Centre for Food Policy, School of Health Sciences, City University London
    Supervisors: Martin Caraher, Helen Crawley
  • Masters of Science, Food Policy, Centre for Food Policy, School of Health Sciences, City University London
  • Awarded The Worshipful Company of Cooks Dissertation Prize
    Supervisors: Martin Caraher, Tim Lang
  • Bachelor of Arts, American Studies (hons), University of Manchester

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Barbara Seed

PhD work

The Integration of Food Security into British Columbia Public Health: A Policy Analysis. The full dissertation and a 10 page "lay" summary are available for download.

Education

  • 2011 - PhD in Food Policy, City University London, UK
  • 2007 - Certificate in Food Security, Ryerson University
  • 1994 - Master of Public Health, Nutrition Administration, University of Minnesota
  • 1985 - Diploma in Dietetics, Health Sciences Centre, Manitoba
  • 1984 - Bachelor of Human Ecology (Dietetics), University of Manitoba.

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Anita Tull

PhD work

Why teach young people to cook? - a critical analysis

Education

  • BEd (Home Economics and Education)
  • MSc (Human Nutrition)
  • MA (Food Policy)

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Lisa Vaughan

PhD work

A socio-cultural study investigating the influences on food and lifestyle choices, and the cultural transition, of British Bangladeshis living in Tower Hamlets East London.

Education

  • 2011: PhD in Food Policy, City University London (viva voce October 2011)
  • Master Health Science, QUT
  • Graduate Diploma Nutrition & Dietetics, QUT
  • Bachelor Applied Science, Microbiology/Biochemistry, QUT

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