Dr Angie Clonan BSc PhD
Research Fellow in Public Health
Section of Public Health
School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
University of Sheffield
30 Regent Street
Tel: +44 (0) 114 222 0754
Fax: +44 (0) 114 272 4095
I joined the University of Sheffield in May 2012 as a research fellow on the obesity and social networks project. Prior to this I completed my doctorate in Public health nutrition at the University of Nottingham. My research was multi disciplinary in approach, and utilised both qualitative and quantitative techniques to explore consumers understanding of sustainable food, and the subsequent impacts on dietary choices and intake in nutritional terms.
My research interests lie in exploring dietary choices, particularly those taken with health, environmental, ethical, or sustainable motivations in mind. Tensions exist currently between food based dietary guidelines, and environmental capabilities, for example in the case of fish. There is a pressing need to revise current dietary recommendations to incorporate sustainability criteria, and I am very keen to explore how this might be done to enable clearer choices for consumers when purchasing food.
Students exploring research options in areas of food, nutrition, sustainability, the environment and consumers are very welcome to get in touch. I am particularly interested in research which takes a multi disciplinary approach and utilises both qualitative and quantitative mehods, both independently and in a complementary fashion.
Obesity and social networks
Clonan A, Holdsworth M, Swift J, Leibovici D G, and Wilson P.
The dilemma of health eating and environmental sustainability: the case of fish.
(2011) Public Health Nutrition, 15:2 187-188
Clonan A, Holdsworth M and Swift J, and Wilson P.
UK Consumers Priorities for Sustainable Food Purchases.
(2010) Agricultural Economics Society Conference, Edinburgh