Dr Angela Meah

Post-doctoral Research Fellow



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Angela was awarded a PhD in Sociology from the University of Manchester in 2001. She joined us in 2009 to work with Peter Jackson on issues concerning consumers and domestic practices.

Angela has worked across a range of disciplines, including Sociology, Social Policy, Public Health and Children's Nursing, and with a range of stakeholders. In a previous life, Angela was a residential social worker and has worked for The Children's Society.


Research Interests

A Sociologist with a specific interest in gender, agency, the family and everyday life, Angela has worked on projects funded by the European Research Council (CONANX), Food Standards Agency (‘Kitchen Life’/University of Hertfordshire) and ERA-Net SUSFOOD programme (FOCAS). Frequently using food and the kitchen as lenses, Angela’s research interests converge around what may be broadly referred to as ‘domestic practices’; specifically, these include the organisation and negotiation of domestic life and domestic identities.
Angela is a qualitative researcher who, in addition to interviews and focus groups, specialises in the use of visual ethnographic methods.

Current Research

Angela’s recent work has explored how issues of sustainability and food waste are negotiated (and often traded off against other concerns, such as food safety, convenience or cost) via domestic provisioning practices. With Peter Jackson and David Evans (University of Sheffield) and Monica Truninger (University of Lisbon), she is currently working on an ESRC-funded project which examines how the concept of 'freshness' is mobilised, understood and enacted by producers, retailers and consumers in the UK and Portugal.


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