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Moira’s research group focuses on studying the ‘head, heart and hands’ (perceptions, attitudes, and behaviours) of actors along the food supply chain to explore food security challenges in three main areas:  

1) global food integrity

(2) nutrition and health

(3) how we’ll feed the world’s growing population in a sustainable, cost-effective and environmentally friendly way.

Applying a holistic, integrated and experiential approach, Moira’s research group aims to understand actors from ‘farm to fork’ (e.g. farmers, manufacturers, policy-makers, and consumers), using both qualitative and quantitative research methods, to provide implications for policypractice, and subsequent research. Research in the group has explored, for example: food traceability; food quality (including safety); food fraud, competitiveness, resilience and trust in food supply chains; food marketing; food portion sizes; food shopping; and cooking/food skills.

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Research Students

Phd Title: Perceptions, understandings and behaviours along the pork food chain relating to Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in the UK

Name: Hollie Bradford

Year: 1

Country: UK

Phd Title: Exploring mothers’ knowledge, attitudes, barriers and confidence in weaning practices

Name: Eleni Spyreli

Year: 2

Country: UK

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