Research Fellow

City, University of London
November 26, 2023
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 School of Health & Psychological Sciences


 Centre for Food Policy


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Founded in 1894, City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 20,000 students (over 40% postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last decade, City has almost tripled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research. During this period, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realizing its vision of being a leading global university.


City is home to the Centre for Food Policy, a leading interdisciplinary centre dedicated to shaping an effective food system. It has been at the cutting-edge of education, research and impact in food policy for over 20 years. The Centre is guided by four strategic priorities: to provide the evidence needed to support the development, design and delivery of food policy; to translate our scholarship into practice by actively seeking to have impact on policy; to produce a larger and stronger generation of leaders, decision-makers and influencers in food policy equipped with the skill of food systems thinking for the real world; and to be a vibrant, energetic, and stimulating place to learn and work where everyone's contribution is valued.

The Centre's research focuses on policies to reshape the food system, systems approaches to decision- making in food policy, and generating insights from “lived experience” for more equitable food policy. To do so, we engage with people across the food system to uncover how it really works in practice.


The main responsibility of the post-holder is to lead the design and delivery of the research to contribute towards answering the question: what policies and governance structures are needed to support transformative food system change? Specifically, the postholder will conduct research on the interactions between various local and regional food systems governance interventions and contextualise them within broader national and international food systems governance trends. The postholder will work closely with Dr Christopher Yap and Dr Rebecca Wells within the ‘Policy and Governance' workstream on the FixOurFood programme.

Person Specification

The Fellow will hold a PhD in a social sciences discipline relevant to food systems and food policy or have equivalent experience. The successful candidate will have experience of using qualitative research methods and in- depth knowledge of food systems governance academic literature. Please see Job Description for the full person specification

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date for applications: 26th November 2023 at 11:59pm

The role is available from 01st March 2024 or earlier by negotiation. This is a fixed term post for 22 months.

Interviews are scheduled for 15th December 2023.

Where hybrid working can be accommodated, specific arrangements will be agreed with the successful candidate before their start date. Regardless of where colleagues are working, City, University of London's premises will be their primary and contractual place of work.

City, University of London is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in all its activities, processes, and culture for our whole community, including staff, students and visitors.

We welcome applications regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender identity, gender reassignment, marital status, nationality, pregnancy, race and ethnic origin, religion and belief, sex, sexual orientation and socio-economic background. City operates a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants.

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  • Research Fellow JD FINAL (1) SHPS00321.pdf
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