Elizabeth Dowler

Elizabeth Dowler, a public health nutritionist, is emeritus Professor of Food & Social Policy in the Sociology Department at the University of Warwick, Coventry, UK.  She draws on science and social science in working on food poverty, security, rights and justice; local food initiatives; policy evaluation and ‘reconnection’ to sustainable food systems. Liz is a member of DECC/Defra’s Social Science Expert Panel, and was previously on Defra’s Council of Food Policy Advisors. 

In 2014 she was a member of the External Expert Ex-Post Evaluators for Framework Prorgamme 7 Food, Agriculture, Fisheries and Biotechnology for the European Commission. She is also a member of the Iona Community, a dispersed Christian ecumenical community working for peace and social justice.  She does brief international consultancies evaluating food policies and previously worked in the global South, often for international agencies, and was based at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. 

Her recent books, with colleagues, include: Reconnecting Consumer, Producers and Food: exploring alternatives (2008) Berg; Challenging Health Inequalties: from Acheson to 'Choosing Health' (2007) Policy Press; Welfare of Food: rights and responsibilities in a changing world (2003) Blackwellls; Poverty and Social Exclusion North and South (2003) Routledge; Poverty bites: food, health and poor families (2001) Child Poverty Action Group.


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