NIHR Obesity Policy Research Unit at UCL


Corinna Hawkes

Corinna Hawkes OPRU
Professor Corinna Hawkes is Director of the Centre for Food Policy. She has a diversity of international experience at the interface between policy and research. She has worked with international agencies, governments, NGOs, think tanks and universities at the international level, as well as nationally and locally in the UK, United States and Brazil. A regular advisor to governments, 

international agencies and NGOs, her specialism is the role of food systems policies in what we eat and how they can be levered for positive impact. Corinna has recently been appointed Vice-Chair of the London Mayor’s Child Obesity Taskforce. She additionally serves as Co-Chair of the Independent Expert Group of the Global Nutrition Report, an international report tracking progress in malnutrition in all its forms across the globe. She sits on the EAT-Lancet Commission on Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems, the Lancet Commission on Obesity and is an advisor to The Food Foundation.