I am a lecturer in the Sociology of Consumption and Households group.
In broad terms my research interests focus on dietary change. I am particularly interested in novel foods and issues relating to their establishment and public acceptance, and in the ways in which the edibility of food is established, maintained and changes. My research so far has investigated edible insects and sushi.
I am also interested in how production and consumption affect and shape each other, as well as broader questions regarding changing public tastes and social practices.
Before coming to Wageningen I undertook doctoral research at the University of Sheffield (UK) into public acceptance of insects as food in the Netherlands.