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'Food' is one of the University of Warwick's Global Research Priorities (GRP).
 
The Food GRP brings together issues of food production and supply, environmental and social sustainability, governance (including science and technology), social justice, nutrition and public health.

The Food GRP can provide small amounts of funding that can be used by members of the University to ‘pump-prime’ research proposals and support workshops and other events. How to apply for funding.

IFSTALAre you a Warwick post-graduate student interested in food?

Join a community of graduate students and researchers (including the Universities of Warwick, Oxford, Reading, City University, the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Royal Veterinary College, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)

Engage in food systems issues through lectures, workshops and workplace networking- with resources and interaction hosted on a ‘virtual learning environment’ (Moodle). More information.

IFSTAL Food System Workshop for Undergraduates
19th June @ 10-3 pm, OC1.06, the Oculus

Sign up here

The University of Warwick is a Co-investigator in the 'Centre for the Evaluation of Complexity Across the Nexus' (CECAN), a £3m national research centre hosted by the University of Surrey, which brings together a unique coalition of experts to address some of the greatest issues in policy making and evaluation. CECAN will pioneer, test and promote innovative evaluation approaches and methods across nexus problem domains, such as biofuel production or climate change, where food, energy, water and environmental issues intersect.

CECAN website
Mailing list signup form to receive updates, invites and e-newsletters from CECAN.
Emma Uprichard is the University of Warwick representative for CECAN – please e-mail her if you would like to be more involved.

The Warwick Food GRP is delighted to have part-funded a one-day conference, Diet and Nutrition in Institutions of Care: History & Policy, on Friday 21 April 2017 which will join up the work of the Centre for History of Medicine’s Cultural History of the NHS project and a Wellcome funded multi-institution (of which Warwick is one) project Prisoners, Medical Care and Entitlement to Health in England and Ireland 1850-2000.

The one day event sees expert speakers and guests discuss the history of, and current policy around, diet and nutrition in institutions of care. They will consider who makes the choices around food in institutions, and how and why those decisions might differ in terms of funding, quality, and source in different settings. The workshop will particularly focus on hospitals and prisons. The event is fully booked but you can register for follow-up information, and join the LiveTweet on the day #warwickfoodconf #nhsfood #prisonfood.

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Rosemary CollierDr Rosemary Collier
School of Life Sciences
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Thijs Van RensDr Thijs Van Rens
Department of Economics
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Jim SmithProf Jim Smith
Deptartment of Statistics
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Katie Irgin
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Claire Barratt
School of Life Sciences
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