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Professor Corinna Hawkes

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Corinna is Director of the Centre for Food Policy at City, University of London, a Centre dedicated to shaping an effective food system through education, research and policy engagement.  She has worked for 20 years with UN agencies, governments, universities and NGOs at the city, national and international level to support the design of more effective policies to improve diets and prevent malnutrition, obesity and non-communicable diseases throughout the food system. She has worked at the World Health Organization, the International Food Policy Research Institute, the University of Sao Paulo and World Cancer Research Fund International, where she established the NOURISHING Framework which tracks policies to promote healthy eating worldwide.  In 2018, Corinna was appointed Vice Chair of London’s Child Obesity Taskforce. She is also a Distinguished Fellow at the George Institute for Global Health and Chair of the Board of Trustees, Bite Back 2030. Corinna blogs at


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