Corinna Hawkes

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Professor Corinna Hawkes, is Director of the Centre for Food Policy at City, University of London, UK. She is Distinguished Fellow at the George Institute for Global Health, Co-Chair of the Think20 Task Force on Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture and Chair of the Board of Bite Back 2030. Corinna has worked for over 20 years’ experience with UN agencies, national and city governments, NGOs, think tanks and academia, to support the design of more effective action throughout the food system to improve diets, from local-level initiatives to national policies and global strategies. She has worked for the World Health Organization in Geneva, the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington DC, the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil, the World Cancer Research Fund International in London and as Co-Chair of the Global Nutrition Report. Between 2018-22 she was Vice Chair, London’s Child Obesity Taskforce. In 2020 she co-founded a leadership initiative for women working in nutrition and food systems ( She blogs at