Janet Music’s research interests include elements of consumer advocacy for food affordability. Her research has been focused at national scale of consumer behavior but recent grants have enabled her to include research specific to Nova Scotia and includes a number of projects in urban areas. Much of her research focused on food security and affordability while delving deeper into the intersectional consequences of food related decisions made by producers, retailers, consumer and policy makers.
In 2019, Ms. Music started the Agri-Food Analytics Lab with her mentor and co-supervisor, where she now works as a Research Associate. The Lab acts as a hub for their research and a contact point for media and interested community members to engage with the research. The website, dal.ca/aal, hosts relevant reports and information that is not accessible to the general public as peer review tends to be behind paywalls or not written in accessible language. The Lab supports an interdisciplinary research program that enhances the capacity to address food insecurity, food waste policy and agri-business in collaboration with students, faculty, community members, practitioners, and decision/policymakers.