Research fellow in food systems and public health nutrition
Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich
Christopher Turner is a Research Fellow in Food Systems and Public Health Nutrition at the Natural Resources Institute (NRI) Food and Markets Department, University of Greenwich, UK. Chris has an interdisciplinary research background that integrates social science and human geography with public health nutrition. His mixed-methods research seeks to improve knowledge and understanding of food environments and drivers of food acquisition, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). He undertook his PhD at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK, in collaboration with the London Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH). His primary data collection was based in the Andhra Pradesh Children and Parents Study (APCAPS), India, where he designed and implemented a novel qualitative-GIS approach to investigate food environments and drivers of food acquisition, featuring smartphone-based participatory photo-mapping, photo-elicitation techniques, and in-depth interviews. Chris leads the Agriculture, Nutrition and Health Academy - Food Environment Working Group as part of the Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA) program, and co-leads the Drivers of Food Choice - Food Environment Working Group.