Food Studies Centre

Professor Anne Murcott

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Food Studies Centre Professorial Research Associate
Food Studies Centre


Anne Murcott is author of books, articles and papers in sociology on various aspects of health and on food, diet and culture. Trained in social anthropology and in sociology, she taught at the University of Wales then moved to the University of London.  She has also taught at Newcastle and Deakin Universities, Australia and the University of Otago, New Zealand.  She is now Professorial Research Associate, Food Studies Centre, SOAS, London, Honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham and Professor Emerita London South Bank University.  She was Director of the Economic & Social Research Council (UK) Research Programme ‘“The Nation’s Diet” the social science of food choice’ in the 1990s and was editor of Sociology of Health & Illness, and international editor of Food, Culture & Society.

Her current work includes co-editing Waste matters: new perspectives of food and society (The Sociological Review Monograph 2013) with David Evans and Hugh Campbell, The Handbook of Food Research (Bloomsbury 2013) with Warren Belasco and Peter Jackson and Food Consumption in Global Perspective: Essays in the Anthropology of Food in Honour of Jack Goody (Palgrave forthcoming) with Jakob Klein.  She serves as an expert member of the UK Food Standards Agency’s General Advisory Committee on Science.  In 2009 she received an honorary doctorate from the University of Uppsala.