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Professor of Food Policy, City, University of London

Professor Corinna Hawkes, is Director of the Centre for Food Policy at City, University of London, UK. With over 20 years’ experience working with UN agencies, national and city governments, NGOs, think tanks and academia, her work supports the design of more effective action throughout the food system to improve diets, from local-level initiatives to national policies and global strategies. She has worked for the World Health Organization in Geneva, the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington DC, the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil, the World Cancer Research Fund International in London and as Co-Chair of the Global Nutrition Report. She is also Vice Chair of London’s Child Obesity Taskforce and a Distinguished Fellow at the George Institute for Global Health.​ She blogs at


  • 2016–present
    Director, Centre for Food Policy, City, University of London


  • 1998 
    King's College London, PhD