Tim Lang

Tim Lang has been Professor of Food Policy at City University London’s Centre for Food Policy since 2002 where he lectures on its unique MSc and PhD food policy programmes.

After a PhD in social psychology at Leeds University, he became a hill farmer in the 1970s in the Forest of Bowland, Lancashire, which shifted his attention to food policy, where it has been ever since. For years, he’s engaged in academic and public research and debate about its direction, locally to globally. Tim has written several books, the most recent of which is Sustainable Diets (co-authored with Pamela Mason).

He has been a member of many UK Government bodies including UK Council of Food Policy Advisors, the Sustainable Development Commission and Parliamentary Committee, where he acted as advisor to four Select Committee inquiries.

He was awarded an Honorary Professorship by the Cardiff School of Geography and Planning in February 2017. His abiding interest is how policy addresses the mixed challenge of being food for the environment, health, social justice, and citizens. What is a good food system? How is ours measured and measuring up?