Jeroen Candel finished a bachelor in Public Administration and Organisational Science and a master in Public Governance (cum laude) at Utrecht University before completing his PhD research entitled 'Putting food on the table: the European Union governance of the wicked problem of food security' at the Public Administration and Policy Group in April 2016. He currently works as assistant professor at the PAP group.
He is interested in emerging forms of food and agricultural policy and studies these by using public policy and governance theories. By doing so, he both contributes to theoretical debates and provides concrete suggestions for policymakers and stakeholders. Dr. Candel is particularly interested in the following research themes:
- Food policy & governance, (sustainable) food systems and food security.
- The Common Agricultural Policy
- EU governance
- Wicked and cross-cutting policy problems
- Policy integration
Beside his research, Jeroen coordinates and teaches introductory courses on Public Policy and Governance and European Union politics. Furthermore, he is columnist for Foodlog and member of the Dutch Council on Animal Affairs.