Professor Corinna Hawkes is Director of the Centre for Food Policy at City, University of London.
Corinna joined the Centre of Food Policy in January 2016 and brings with her a diversity of international experience at the interface between policy and research. Her work aims to support the design and delivery of policies and actions that improve the quality of diets locally, nationally and internationally.
A regular advisor to governments, international agencies and NGOs, she has worked with international agencies, governments, NGOs, think tanks and universities. Her work is concerned with all forms of diet-related ill-health, including obesity, malnutrition and diet-related non-communicable diseases, with a current focus on obesity prevention.
In 2018 Corinna was appointed by the Mayor of London to serve as Vice Chair of the London Child Obesity Taskforce, which has the ambitious goal of reducing obesity among London’s children. She also sits on the London Food Board.
Corinna also serves as advisor on a variety of international initiatives. She was a Commissioner on the the Lancet Commission on Obesity and the EAT-Lancet Commission on Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems.
In the UK she is Chair of the Advisory Board of Bite Back 2030, a member of Public Health England’s Obesity , Reduction and Reformulation Reference Group and the Childhood Obesity Trailblazer Programme Steering Group. She is also an advisor to The Food Foundation.