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Facing the Future of FOOD

Tuesday 12 September 2017, 2:30-17:30
Leeds University Business School, seminar room 1.32 (Maurice Keyworth Building, Clarendon Road, LS6 1AN
Professor Hannelore Daniel, Technical University of Munich; Adam Smith, The Real Junk Food Project; Professor Tim Benton, University of Leeds; Professor Louise Dye, University of Leeds; Professor Wändi Bruine de Bruin, University of Leeds; Jay Rayner, Panel Chair and Discussant

ESRC Seminar Series on Food Options, Opinions and Decisions (FOOD)


Professor Hannelore Daniel, Technical University of Munich. Professor Daniel is Professor of Nutritional Physiology and leads an internationally renowned research group that studies the interplay of the genome with dietary factors using metabolomics. She will discuss the future of food drawing on and explaining how such techniques can help us to understand metabol(om)ic responses to our diets.

Adam Smith, The Real Junk Food Project. Adam Smith is a founder and co-director of the multi-award-winning, global initiative The Real Junk Food Project (TRJFP) that was set up in 2013 to revolutionise the disposal of avoidable food waste into landfill.

Professor Tim Benton, University of Leeds. Professor Benton is Dean of Strategic Research Initiatives at the University of Leeds. His research areas include: food security, food systems and resilience, ecology and natural resources, and climate change impacts.

Professor Louise Dye, University of Leeds. Professor Dye holds the N8 Agrifood Chair in Nutrition and Behaviour and is a Co-Investigator for the FOOD seminar series. Her research focuses on the effects of food and food components on health in particular psychological wellbeing and cognitive function and understanding the connections between diet, health, and behaviour change.

Professor Wändi Bruine de Bruin, University of Leeds. Professor Bruine de Bruin is the Principal Investigator for the FOOD seminar series and has research interests in decision making across the life span; risk perception and communication; health; and the environment.

Panel chair and discussant:

Jay Rayner. Jay is a food critic, journalist, writer, broadcaster and musician. Jay writes for the Observer and the Guardian and presents The Kitchen Cabinet for BBC Radio 4. Jay’s latest book “A Greedy Man in a Hungry World” is a highly acclaimed discussion of myths and realities of food culture.

Please join us for a buffet lunch, presentations by our international engaging speakers, a controversial and exciting panel discussion, and networking and informal discussion over a wine reception after the seminar.


To register for this event, please email Hannah Preston  before Friday 1 September 2017. Please note that spaces are limited.


Funds are available to support participation in the seminar series. Priority will be given to PhD students and Early Career Researchers, but everyone may apply. To request support for your travel to this seminar please send a short justification of why you wish to attend (max 300 words) and an estimate of your travel costs, along with a CV to before Tuesday 22 August. Funds will be allocated on a competitive basis, and you will be informed of the outcome as soon as possible.

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