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Corinna Hawkes

Professor Corinna Hawkes has been working for 20 years with UN agencies, governments, universities and NGOs to support the design of more effective food policies throughout the food system to improve diets, reduce malnutrition in all its forms, and address non-communicable diseases. She is currently Director of the Centre for Food Policy at City, University of London, UK, a Centre dedicated to advancing the thinking and practice of integrated and inclusive food policy through education, research and outreach. Between 2015-18 she served as Co-Chair of the Independent Expert Group of the Global Nutrition Report. She has worked at the World Health Organization, the International Food Policy Research Institute, the University of Sao Paulo and World Cancer Research Fund International, where she established the NOURISHING Framework which tracks healthy eating policies worldwide. She sits on the London Food Board, and in 2018 was appointed by the Mayor of London as Vice Chair of the London Child Obesity Taskforce. She was a member of the EAT-Lancet Commission on Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems and the Lancet Commission on Obesity. Corinna is also a Distinguished Fellow at the George Institute for Global Health.