Dr Kerry Ann Brown
Senior Lecturer in Nutrition
Richards Building RB108
Richard's Building, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK
My expertise is in public health nutrition. I research sustainable dietary guidelines and innovative methods to study food systems and evaluate food policies (e.g., food labelling, school meals, food security programmes). I have a particular interest in how sustainability can be integrated into the nutrition risk analysis process to effect policy change and make food systems healthier, fairer, and more environmentally sustainable.
My research is mainly based in Europe, India, and the UK. I work on food and health projects across the social and natural sciences using mixed-methods (qualitative, quantitative, and public engagement). I am one of the academic leads for the NIHR School for Public Health Environments Research at Exeter [SPHERE], a member of the Food, Nutrition & Health research group, the Relational Health research group, and work with the European Centre for Environment & Human Health. I am also an honorary Associate Professor with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Links to all publications available via Google Scholar: Kerry Ann Brown
PhD, MSc, BSc [joint hons], FHEA [PGCILT], MRSB
I joined the University of Exeter, as Senior Lecturer, at the end of 2021. Previously I was Assistant Professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, where I taught on the MSc Public Health and MSc Nutrition for Global Health, and carried out research as part of the Centre on Climate Change & Planetary Health. Prior to LSHTM, I was at the University of Surrey and completed a PhD via published works [the process of setting micronutrient recommendations], whilst working on a series of European, Ireland, and UK funded projects as part of the Food, Consumer Behaviour & Health Research Centre. I also spent a short time working as a Research Assistant for Auckland University whilst living in New Zealand 2007-2008.
Research group links
My research interests are in sustainable dietary guidelines and innovative methods to study food systems and evaluate food policies [e.g., food labelling and Healthy Start food vouchers]. I have a particular interest in how sustainability can be integrated into the nutrition risk analysis process to effect policy change and make food systems healthier, fairer, and more environmentally sustainable. My work is mainly based in the Europe, India, and the UK.
Sustainable dietary guidelines
- 2022-2023. CI, Process of developing sustainable food-based dietary guidelines. On-going collaboration with NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Environmental Change & Health, LSHTM to explore how sustainability is integrated into dietary guidelines globally.
- 2021-2023. Invited speaker and co-author on how to integrate sustainability into the 2023 Nordic Nutrition recommendations published in June 2023 [1 presentation, 3 workshops, 1 chapter]
Sustainable food systems
- 2023 - 2023. Sustainable food consumption research community. This project will explore how people decide which foods to purchase and what socioeconomic factors can shift consumer preferences with online experiments involving both global North and South countries. GW4 funded.
- 2021-2023. Sustainable & Healthy Food Systems project [SHEFS]. On-going collaboration with Public Health Foundation of India & LSHTM using participant engagement and cross-sectional surveys to explore food waste, food security, agricultural practices in India. Wellcome Trust funded.
Food system evaluation
- 2023 - 2025. CI, The impact of mandatory energy [kcal] labelling policy in out-of-home food environments. A mixed-methods evaluation of the UK out-of-home energy labelling policy introduced in Apr 2023. Collaboration with LSHTM and the University of Sheffield. Funded by NIHR School of Public Health Research [Exeter SPHR: SPHERE].
- 2021-2023. PI, Scoping review exploring ‘systems approaches’ to evaluate food labelling schemes [Nutriscore, traffic light, warning labels]
2020-2021 One health photovoice exploration of Bedouin camel owner perceptions of zoonotic disease risk. Bloomsbury Set, UKRI
2015-2017 Design of inter-disciplinary consumer food & health research infrastructure [RICHFIELDS]. EC Horizon 2020
2012-2016 Impact of health-related food claims & symbols [CLYMBOL]. EC, FP 7
2012-2015 Mapping inter-disciplinary food & health research infrastructures [EuroDISH]. EC, FP 7
2008-2012 European Micronutrient Recommendations Aligned [EURRECA]. EC FP 6
2005-2006 Role of the home environment in protecting child health. JIF, University of Surrey
2004-2005 Young people and food - adolescent dietary beliefs and understandings. Safefood: food safety promotion board of NI & ROI
Completed PhD supervision
2022. DrPH Lesley James. Studying trans-fat and sodium policy processes in Canada [Co-supervisor]
- Member of the School for Public Health Environments Research at Exeter [SPHERE]
- Member of the Royal Society of Biology [RSB]
- Member of the Exeter FOOD network & Policy@Exeter network
- Member of the Agriculture, Nutrition & Health Academy [ANH]
- Registered Associate Nutritionist on the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists [AfN]
- Member of Governance, Ethics, and Conflicts of Interest in Public Health [GECI-PH]
- STEM ambassador
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy [HEA]
- Alumni of the London Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture & Health [LCIRAH]
- Alumni of the 8th Frontiers Symposium, 'from feeding people to nourishing people', Madagascar, 2020. Royal Academy of Engineering
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- ESS3506 Sustainable Nutrition, BSc Nutrition [Exeter]
- ESS2510 Nutrition & Society, BSc Nutrition [Exeter]
- SHSM051 Nutrition & Society, Masters of Food Studies [Exeter]
- [first year 2021-2022] ESS2514/5 Nutrition, Physical Activity, & Health, BSc Nutrition [Exeter]
- ESS3511 Research ethics. Professional Conduct, BSc Nutrition [Exeter]
- HPDM122 Participatory research in India. Planetary Health, MSc Public Health [Exeter]
- Dietary Reference Values & food-based dietary guidelines. Public Health Nutrition, MSc Nutrition for Global Health [LSHTM]
- ESS2510 - Nutrition and Society
- ESS2515 - Nutrition, physical activity, and health
- ESS3506 - Sustainable Nutrition