Read our speaker's biographies:

  • Professor Anthony Winson is currently Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Guelph, Guelph Canada.  Professor Winson has also taught at Western University and Saint Mary's University.  He has researched issues related to agriculture, food, agrarian development, politics and the state in the context of Canada, the United States and the Third World and his current focus is on the political economic determinants of diet and nutrition.  Professor Winson is author of the following books: Coffee and Democracy in Modern Costa Rica (Macmillan, 1989); The Intimate Commodity: Food and the Development of the Agro-Industrial Complex in Canada (Garamond Press and U. of Toronto Press, 1993); Contingent Work, Disrupted Lives: Labour and Community in the New Rural Economy, (U. of Toronto Press, 2002 with Belinda Leach which has won the John Porter book prize of the Canadian Sociology Association); and more recently The Industrial Diet: The Degradation of Food and the Struggle for Healthy Eating (UBC Press and New York University Press, 2013). He has co-edited (with Mustafa Koc and Jennifer Sumner) Critical Perspectives in Food Studies (Oxford University Press, 2012), the only interdisciplinary textbook in food studies in Canada and published numerous book chapters and refereed articles in Canadian, American, European and Latin American journals. Professor Winson has served for several years on the editorial boards of Agriculture and Human Values and Rural Sociology.
  • Professor Corinna Hawkes is Director of the Centre for Food Policy in the Department of Sociology at City, University of London and Co-Chair of the Global Nutrition Report, an international report tracking progress in malnutrition in all its forms across the globe. Her work is concerned with identifying effective food systems policies to improve diets around the world. She has published widely on the role of globalisation, trade, retailing, marketing, agriculture in diet and diet change and is now focused on making food policy more effective through a people-centred approach. Corinna has worked at the International Food Policy Institute, the World Health Organization, the University of Sao Paulo and the World Cancer Research Fund International, where she established the NOURISHING Policy Framework for healthy diets and obesity. She sits on the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food), the EAT-Lancet Commission on Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems and the Lancet Obesity Commission.  

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