Senior Lecturer in Food Law, Manchester Metropolitan University

Consumer law and policy including; business law, travel law and food law (with particular reference to enforcement of health and nutrition claims).

Before joining MMU in 2006 I practised as a litigation solicitor in the City of London and as Principal Lawyer for ‘Which?’, where I advised on libel, intellectual property, corporate and consumer law matters.

Publications
Journal articles
R. Gregg, A. Patel, S. Patel, L. O'Connor (2017). Public reaction to the UK government strategy on childhood obesity in England: A qualitative and quantitative summary of online reaction to media reports. Health Policy. 121(4), pp.450-457.

R. Gregg, A. Patel, S. Patel, LM. O'Connor Public reaction to the UK government strategy on childhood obesity in England: a qualitative and quantitative summary. Health Policy.

A. Patel, C. Smith, T. Knowles, YL. Lin (2012). Nutrition and health claims: An enforcement perspective. Trends in Food Science and Technology. 28(1), pp.15-22.

A. Patel (2011). Patel A., (2011) The regulation of health and nutrition claims for the promotion of food. International Journal of Management Cases Volume 14.1. International Journal of Management Cases. 14(1),

A. Patel (2010). Alternative business structures in legal services: A review of the issues raised by the proposals in the Legal Services Act 2007 from a consumer perspective. International Journal of Management Cases. 12(2),

A. Patel (2010). Consumer protection in the light of the shift from package travel to dynamic packages or DIY travel – a discussion paper. Advances in Food Hospitality and Tourism. 1(2),

Experience

  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in food law , Manchester Metropolitan University

Education

  • 2015 
    Manchester Metropolitan University, PhD