Meet the Team

Professor Bob Doherty
Professor Bob Doherty
Policy Hub Director,
University of York
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Anthonia James
Anthonia James
Operations Director
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Dr Belinda Morris
Dr Belinda Morris
Policy Hub Manager
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Laura Knowlson
Laura Knowlson
Communications Manager
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The Working Group

The working group is made up policy experts and food systems academics working across multiple disciplines throughout the N8 Universities. Together with the Operational Team, the Working Group sets the agenda for activities and outputs from the Food Systems Policy Hub.

James Coe
James Coe
Senior Policy Advisor,
The University of Liverpool
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Professor Mike Crang
Professor Mike Crang
Professor of Cultural Geography,
Durham University
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Professor Jason Halford
Professor Jason Halford
Head of the School of Psychology,
University of Leeds
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Professor Tony Heron
Professor Tony Heron
Professor in International Political Economy,
University of York
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Dr Chris Hewson
Dr Chris Hewson
Social Sciences Research Impact Manager,
University of York
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Juliet Jopson
Juliet Jopson
Policy Project Officer,
University of Leeds
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Dr Bernadette Moore
Dr Bernadette Moore
Associate Professor of Obesity
University of Leeds
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Dr Chris Peters
Dr Chris Peters
Policy@Mancheser Communications and Engagement Manager,
University of Manchester
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Professor Mariana Rufino
Professor Mariana Rufino
Professor of Agricultural Systems,
Lancaster University
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Professor Fiona Smith
Professor Fiona Smith
Professor in International Economic Law,
University of Leeds
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The Advisory Board

The Policy Hub’s external Advisory Board meets regularly with the Hub Director and Operations Director to provide independent insight from industry, government, academia and the NGO sectors.

Professor Sir Ian Boyd
Professor Sir Ian Boyd
Director of the Scottish Oceans Institute,
University of St Andrews
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Dan Crossley
Dan Crossley
Executive Director,
Food Ethics Council
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Sue Davies
Sue Davies
Head of Consumer Protection and Food Policy,
Which?
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Professor Louise Heathwaite
Professor Louise Heathwaite
Pro Vice Chancellor for Research,
Lancaster University
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Cathryn Higgs
Cathryn Higgs
Head of Food Policy,
Co-op Food
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Professor Rick Mumford
Professor Rick Mumford
Head of Science, Evidence and Research Directorate,
Food Standards Agency
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Professor Mark Reed
Professor Mark Reed
Professor of Rural Entrepreneurship,
Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC)
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