Assistant Lecturer in Public Health
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Jake is a public health ethnographer and undertakes research on health cultures in relation to dietary behavior, specifically meat consumption. His wider research interests lie in the new field of planetary health, particularly concerning dietary health in the Anthropocene. He teaches on the BSc and MSc Public Health programmes. Before coming to Birmingham City, he worked in the development of Skinnerian behaviourist interventions designed to increase fruit and vegetable consumption in children.
Jake is a final year full-time doctoral candidate under the supervision of Dr Kate Thomson and Dr Anne Robbins. He is currently preparing to submit and defend his doctoral thesis, Community, Culture and Meat Consumption; a highly immersive urban ethnography exploring the cultural meanings of meat consumption in the Western-pattern diet.