Research and Study
Whether you're interested in the anthropology of food, food security, public health or food production, you will find opportunities to engage in academic discourses around food and sustainability at the University.
Food Researchers in Edinburgh (FRIED) network
FRIED brings together academics, students and others who are interested in food-related research. Its members approach food from a variety of angles, including inequalities of food access, long-term uses and abuses of resources, food production, food governance and trade, food in relation to health and well-being, and the culture of food and eating.
In 2014-15 FRIED ran a seminar series and capacity-building events on food research funding and impact. From time to time the group also holds informal meetings where FRIED members catch up to discuss activities and future plans.
To join FRIED email I.Fletcher@ed.ac.uk
Relevant Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses
- Innovation in Sustainable Food Systems
- The Social Life of Food
- Geographies of Food
- The Anthropology of Food
- Sustainability of Food Production
- Land Use and Food Security
- Frameworks to Assess Food Security
- Interrelationships in Food Systems
Browse and add to our database of Living Labs projects to see how your research could help solve social responsibility and sustainability issues relating to our practices around food. Previous projects include 'Sustainable palm oil options', 'Reducing Food Waste at the University' and 'Banana Supply Chains - Ethical and Sustainable Risks'.