Academic and research departmentsFaculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Food, Consumer Behaviour and Health Research Centre, School of Biosciences and Medicine.
My research project
Understanding perceptions of processed foods
This is a collaborative PhD project between the University of Surrey and the European Food Information Council (EUFIC).
‘Processed food’ is currently a hot topic of debate. This PhD study will examine how processed foods are conceptualised, in the scientific literature, in the media, in dietary guidelines and by consumers, with the objectives to:
- Critically review how processed foods are defined
- Analyse the discourse around processed foods on social media
- Analyse how processed foods are positioned in dietary guidelines
- Analyse consumers’ perceptions of processed foods