Symposium Provisional Programme Now Available

This is the provisional programme for our upcoming symposium, timings are subject to change. The final programme will soon be made avilable to those registered to attend the symposium. You can register to attend the symposium here.

Symposium 2015: The Diversity of Food Research

Wednesday 4th of February 2015  .  9:30 – 17:00  .  University of Brighton, Falmer campus, Checkland Building room D222


Registration, tea/coffee
9:45-9:55 Welcome
9:55-10:45 Keynote Speech – Chair: Peter Senker
Prof. Erik Millstone – SPRU, University of Sussex

The Evolution of Food Research and Policy Agendas

10:45-11:00 Tea/coffee break
11:00-12:20 Session 1 – Chair: Carol Williams
Robert Babak Madadi Howard – School of the Environment, University of Brighton

NATO and the challenges of Gulf States (GCC) food security

Fiona Marshall – SPRU, University of Sussex

Urban food security and the peri-urban interface in India – opportunities and challenges for integrating ecosystem services and poverty alleviation approaches into planning for sustainable cities

Andre Viljoen – College of Arts and Humanities, University of Brighton

Urban Transformations through Urban Agriculture: Pathways from practice to policy.

Harvey Ells – School of Sport and Service Management, University of Brighton

Defining UK Food Street Markets

12:20-13:10 Lunch
13:10-14:00 Session 2 – Chair: Rachael Taylor
Global Food Nexus, Local Realities

Live conversation with farmers in Northern Ghana comparing the realities of farming at a local scale in the UK and Ghana.

Contributions from:

Farmers partnered with Trax Ghana – Non-governmental organisation

Mikey Tomkins – Hunt Institute, Southern Methodist University

Collette Haynes – Ashurst Organics

14:00-15:20 Session 3 – Chair: Robert Babak Madadi Howard
Julie Doyle – School of Art, Design and Media, University of Brighton

The politics of being vegan: celebrities, ethics, ecology and feminism

Dipak Sarker – School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, University of Brighton

Functional food and Food Functionalisation

Anne Boddington – College of Arts and Humanities, University of Brighton

Douglas McMaster – SILO

We are what we make and eat: Pre and post industrial food and the problems of problem solving.

Abigail Wincott – College of Arts and Humanities, University of Brighton

Past tense or present perfect? Diverging accounts of endangerment, conservation and ‘heritage’ vegetables in the media.

15:20-15:35 Tea/coffee break
15:35-16:40 Session 4 – Chair: Caroline Hodges
Carol Williams – School of Health Sciences, University of Brighton

What counts towards 5-a day? : Consumer food research and the interface with public health guidance.

Lauren Shukru – School of Health Sciences, University of Brighton

What do young people aged 16-18 in further education think about healthy eating, and what does this mean for health promotion?

Ruth Segal – SPRU, University of Sussex

Contested framings of ‘Agricultural Research for Development’

Rachael Taylor – SPRU, University of Sussex

Farmers as Producers…of Data: Participation and Visual Ethnography

16:40-17:00 Sum up and close



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