MSc in Food Policy, PhD
Julie Smith completed her PhD on traditional food markets at the CCRI in 2012 and her MSc in Food Policy at City University London in 2007. She was a Research Fellow in the Centre for Food Policy, City University London from 2011 -2016 and was a Visiting Scholar at the Ruralia Institute, University of Helsinki in 2012.
Julie has worked on various EU projects on the sustainable production and consumption of food. Recent papers propose policy frameworks for more sustainable local-global food chains; discuss the competing policy demands for more sustainable public sector food procurement; and develop a social impact assessment methodology for SMEs in selected food and drink products.
Julie is on the advisory board for the Stepping Up project – a collaboration between sustainability researchers at universities and research institutes across the UK, working to understand the interactions of water, energy and food sustainability and security. Her current research develops her ideas on traditional food provisioning systems and ‘modern’ food culture.