Professor Peter Jackson

Professor Peter Jackson

N8 AgriFood Improved Consumption and Health Theme Lead The University of Sheffield

Peter Jackson’s research focuses on commodity culture and the geography of consumption with a particular interest in food. Previous projects include an ESRC-funded project on consumption and identity in North London (published as Shopping, Place and Identity, Routledge, 1998); ESRC-funded research on the production, content and readership of men’s lifestyle magazines (published as Making Sense of Men’s Magazines, Polity Press, 2001); a collaborative study (with colleagues at Royal Holloway and UCL) of commodity culture and South Asian transnationality, funded through ESRCs Transnational Communities Programme and culminating in the publication of Transnational Spaces (Routledge, 2004); an ESRC-funded study of retail competition and consumer choice (with colleagues at Lancaster and MMU); and a study of food commodity chains, funded via the AHRC-ESRC Cultures of Consumption programme, culminating in the Food Stories website (see link, right).

Peter is currently coordinating an ERA-Net project on Food, Convenience and Sustainability (FOCAS) with colleagues in Denmark, Germany and Sweden, as part of a European programme on sustainable food. With colleagues in Manchester and Sheffield, he is also participating in an ESRC-funded network on the domestic nexus, exploring the interconnections between food, energy and water security at the household level.

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Phone: 01904328760