Matthew Jones is an associate professor at the University of the West of England working on the boundaries between sustainable food and public health. He is concerned with the way we are failing to make food a ‘public good’ in the way we do with education, health or transport. “Our current food system over-supplies the wrong foods, unfairly, at costs to the environment, and in a way that doesn’t bring us together,” said Paul.
With a background in social anthropology, Paul investigates the food cultures of institutional settings across the life course – from nurseries and schools to hospitals and care homes – and from the level of neighbourhoods to cities. He is interested in finding out how to change behaviours and systems for the better.