Food Informatics

Gaining a better understanding of the challenges facing global food, nutrition and health networks through the use of big data analysis and high performance computing. Effective analysis and understanding of data can help food producers increase yield and reduce wastage, as well as help public health organisations monitor a population’s diet and nutrition.

Examples of our work in this area include:

  • Insights into diet and behaviour change and the development of novel intervention tools myfood24 and MyMealMate
  • Influencing UK government policy on caffeine
  • Influencing European policy on Safety and Efficacy of Plant Food Supplements via the Framework 7 project PlantLIBRA

Research lead Janet Cade, Professor of Nutritional Epidemiology and Public Health


Key contributors

Mark Birkin Professor of Spatial Analysis and Policy

Wandi Bruine de Bruin Professor in Behavioural Decision Making

Graham Clarke Professor in the School of Geography

Darren Greenwood Senior Lecturer in Biostatistics

Michelle Morris Research Fellow

William Young Professor of Sustainability and Business