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Mark Spires

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Centre for Food Policy

As a Research Fellow at the Centre for Food Policy, Mark is responsible for establishing and leading new, interdisciplinary projects exploring public policy solutions for healthy diets in the UK and internationally.

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Mark’s primary research interests here centre on seeking to better understand peoples’ lived experiences of local food environments, and how findings from these inquiries can contribute to more effective and inclusive food policy.

Prior to his current position, Mark completed his PhD in Public Health at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa where he researched low-income community access to safe and nutritious food. Prior to that, he worked as a Research Program Manager at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Institute for Global Tobacco Control.

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